Hylec-APL is introducing Kingbright's range of super-bright, high-power LEDs, aimed at OEMs looking to employ the low power consumption and high reliability of solid-state lighting provided by LEDs, but with very high luminosity. Suitable for illumination in safety and signalling applications as well as space lighting from a compact source, the units are designed to be PCB-mounted and are available in a range of colours.
Kingbright's X-Power high-current LEDs are supplied either as single SMD LEDs or pre-mounted on a star-shaped PCB. Red, green, blue and yellow are available up to 1W; red and yellow are available up to 2W and blue in 3 and 5W variations. An RGB version is also available.
All colour variations feature high luminous intensity (up to 11 Iv (cd) @ 350mA) and allow for high current drive at low voltage. They also feature low thermal resistance and ESD protection up to 8000V. The LEDs are lead-free and RoHS compliant. However, due to the high-output substrate used they are not suitable for reflow soldering.
Potential applications requiring solid-state reliability and high performance include traffic signalling, backlighting for signs and advertising, flashlights, signal and marker lighting, and emergency lighting. The units have an operating temperature range of -40 to +85degC and some moisture protection (level of 2a), so are suitable for use both indoors and outdoors.
Commercial and residential architectural lighting is also a potential area of application, as the low power consumption makes them highly energy-efficient when compared to more conventional filament bulb lighting. This type of LED is also moving on in automotive applications use - for example, as red rear brake lights.
Individual SMD LEDs are available on tape and reel, while PCB-mounted items are available as individuals. Hylec-APL provides free impartial advice and Kingbright product samples to help ensure the right product is specified every time. For more information and to see more of there products, visit www.hylec-apl.com.