The Mentor SMD-Light guides, available from Erntec , achieve an optimal luminous efficacy on the radiation area and avoid mixed instrumentation of THT- and SMD-components on the pcb (printed circuit board).
In addition, cost advantages originate by renunciation of manually carried out instrumentation of the light guides after the reflow-soldering of the SMD LEDs. Better instrumentation with all standard automatic insertion equipment is natural.
According to the particular design, ESD resistance reaches varies between 7kV and 12kV at the front and protects the below sensitive electronics of electro static discharges.
Higher mechanical resistance during the mounting process and operation is reached by means of holohedral sticking of the SMD-LEDs with the light guides.
The new SMD components offer diverse ways of adjustment to different designs of construction with regard to dimensions in length, width and height.
A number of suitable types are available for manifold requirements such as one vertically radiating with spherical or planar radiation area (Ø 3mm), one type emitting vertically onto an area of 5 x 2mm as well as varying horizontally (Ø 3 or 5mm) radiating executions with and without caps.
The new SMD-Light guide components provide an advanced system of modules for every user to be extended through individual and customer specific components if need be.