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Elma Offers New Water-resistant Light Pipes to IP68

Wed, 09/14/2011 - 6:25am
LightpipesElma Electronic now offers light pipes that are waterproof. The LED light pipes meet IP68 specifications and come in a wide range of options.

Building upon Elma’s family of light guides and opto products, a watertight version tested to IP68 is now available. These light pipes can be implemented into a wider range of ruggedized, outdoor, shipboard, and other applications that our standard light pipes. They are ideal where there may be humidity/condensation, rainfall/snow melt, or direct exposure to water. The watertight design is achieved through a special shaping of the light pipe’s outer surface which requires a very precise mounting hole.

A wide range of standard shapes for the light pipes are available as well as customized versions. This includes different launch surface options and specific colors that are available upon request. Standard lengths vary from 4.5mm to 100mm. The light used use a high-quality and rugged PC clear material to UL94. The ambient temperature ranges for the guides are -20°C to +50°C.

For more information on Elma’s switches, knobs, LEDs, and custom design services, please contact Mark Thorsell at 510-683-8428.

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