LEDs Provide High Luminous Intensity to 1400 mcd
Thu, 10/27/2011 - 8:33am
Vishay Intertechnology announced the release of a series of power MiniLEDs in 2.3-mm x 1.3-mm x 1.4-mm SMD packages. Using advanced AllnGaP technology to increase light output by a factor of three, according to the company, devices in the VLMx233.. Series are AEC-Q101 qualified and are offered in super red, red, amber, soft orange, and yellow. The high-intensity LEDs provide low thermal resistance junction/ambient of 480 K/W and power dissipation up to 130 mW, which in turn enables high drive currents up to 50 mA. The devices' small size and high luminous intensity to 1400 mcd makes them ideal for automotive applications such as interior instrument backlighting and exterior accent lighting; for traffic signals and signs; and for indicators and backlighting for audio and video equipment, LCD switches, and illuminated advertising. The LEDs feature a ±60° angle of half-intensity and a luminous intensity ratio per packing unit of less than 1.6, and are categorized, per packing unit, for luminous intensity and color.