AVX Corporation has expanded its 9159 Series solid-state lighting connector offering to include a miniature, single-sided SMT connector for PCB strip lighting applications. The 5 A connectors provide reliable board-to-board connection for end-to-end board mating, also known as "butt mating", which optimizes LED spacing for maximum optical performance. The 9159 Series LED connectors feature a slide-top receptacle that enables quick and easy in-field repair and replacement once the lighting fixture has been installed. The connectors also include a shorting socket and locking mechanism to ensure positive attachment and to meet emerging harsh environment SSL system requirements. Optional wire-to-board plug connectors are also available with the standard receptacle to get power and signals onto the board.