Optek and IRC develop LED design kit for solid-state lighting

MARCH 23--OPTEK Technology (Carrollton, TX, USA) and IRC Advanced Film Division (Corpus Christi, TX, USA) have developed an LED design kit.

Mar 23rd, 2007

MARCH 23--OPTEK Technology (Carrollton, TX, USA) and IRC Advanced Film Division (Corpus Christi, TX, USA) have developed an LED design kit. Combining IRC's Anotherm technology, a thermally conductive aluminum alloy substrate, and OPTEK's comprehensive experience designing and developing infrared and high-brightness visible LEDs, the design kit consists of lighting modules, assemblies, components, and accessories.

"Working closely with OPTEK, we have been able to address our customers' challenges with heat dissipation in direct-mounted LEDs and LED arrays," said Steve Wade, vice president of sales and marketing for IRC Advanced Film Division. "Our Anotherm technology enables design engineers to mount visible LEDs and other components directly to the aluminum substrate, reducing or even eliminating the need for attached heat sinks, mounting hardware and the associated assembly costs."

"For a number of years we have been developing visible and infrared LED solutions in a variety of package configurations," said Alan Bennett, vice president of sales and marketing for OPTEK Technology. "Our LED application engineers have experience in helping customers optimize their solid-state lighting designs, especially in thermal management and packaging."

Each kit also contains three LED drivers to power the VLED assemblies. The assemblies in the LED design kit feature OPTEK's OVSPxBCR4 Series 1-W LEDs. The energy-efficient packaged LEDs offer high luminance and a long operating lifespan. Available with yellow, blue, green, red, and white LEDs, the 1-W LEDs offer a full 120μ viewing angle and an ultralow board-mounted profile.

For more information go to www.optekinc.com/products/vled.asp or www.irctt.com/anotherm.

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