Lumex announced a line of surface-mount LEDs that are positioned to combine surface-mount technology (SMT) with the features and capabilities of through-hole, leaded T-5mm epoxy lens LEDs. OctoLEDs devices offer brightness levels of up to 7,000 mcd (dependent on color) when driven by the common If of 20 mA. OctoLEDs SML-H1505xxx-TR can be used in applications such as front panel, PCB multi-LED and industrial control or fault indicators. Additional applications include circuit fault and large scale muti-color light bars, large display edge illumination, dot matrix moving sign displays and other dot matrix arrays where each LED needs to be individually-addressable. The LEDs have an off-the-board height of 11 mm (0.43") and occupy a circuit board footprint of 6 mm x 6 mm (0.24" x 0.24"). They are available on standard 24 mm tape for automatic insertion. OctoLEDs are available in the full range of colors including red, yellow, green, blue, or white. Bi-color as well as RGB versions are also offered. The LEDs are available with a variety of lens finishes, opening the door to different viewing angle options (angle will vary dependent upon lens type). The units can withstand soldering temperatures of up to 10 seconds at 255º C.