Soanar - Electronic Component & Supply Chain Solutions presents the TOPLED Black Series LEDs in five colours as well as two beam angles.
The LEDs are suitable for information display applications, offering bright, high contrast and legible results in all lighting conditions. The small powerful LEDs in black packages are now available in blue, green and orange in addition to red and yellow colours.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has added three additional colours to its TOPLED Black Series 60º beam angle portfolio and now offers all five colours with a 30º beam angle.
Sven Weber, VIS LED Product Manager of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH says that the latest release allows the company to offer one of the broadest portfolios of black LEDs on the market that can cover a wide range of applications.
The LEDs are particularly suitable for monochromatic and multicolour displays, such as those in electronic road signs, travel information displays, parking control systems and price information pillars at gas stations.
The most suitable beam angle for each of these applications depends on the distance from the viewer and on local conditions.
For instance, LEDs with a 30º beam angle are ideal on straight roads, whereas the versions with a 60º beam angle are better for the curves on entrances to and exits from highways or gas stations and bus destination displays.
Key features of TOPLED Black Series LEDs:
- Ideal for monochromatic and multicolour displays
- Colour options include blue, green, orange, red and yellow
- Orange LEDs are intended for pedestrian lights in America and Japan
- Completely black package reduces reflections considerably
- Offers high contrast to provide good legibility on displays in all lighting conditions
- 30º version of the green LEDs offers high luminance of 7 cd at an operating current of 20 mA
- Suitable for automatic handling, allowing displays to be manufactured at lower cost than with radial LED versions
- Solder legs compatible with TOPLED and Power-TOPLED provide flexibility by allowing changes in design to be easily made if required
- Displays can be made with different luminance and beam angles on the same circuit board