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Solderless LED socket maximizes optical efficiency

Solderless LED socket maximizes optical efficiency

Tyco Electronics (TE) launches the solderless LED socket, Type LS, designed specifically for use with the new Philips Lumileds LUXEON S LED. Debuting at Strategies In Light 2011 in Santa Clara, Calif., the new product offers a solderless termination that complements this newly-released lighting-class LED by Philips Lumileds.

The Type LS socket complies with UL-1977 specifications and is designed with insulation displacement technology to allow for quick and easy termination of 24 AWG wires to the socket. An integral stainless steel spring within the socket ensures that uniform and adequate normal force is applied to the LED for optimum thermal performance.

Additionally, the product simplifies the positioning of the Luxeon S LED on a heat sink by utilizing a locator -- a plastic frame that is first placed on the heat sink to correctly orient the LED in its position prior to socket attachment. Once positioned, only three commercially-available #4 or M3 screws are needed to rapidly secure the socket to the heat sink.

Designed to maximize optical efficiency in unlensed applications, the shape of the Type LS socket ensures that 98% of the light emitted from the LED is unobstructed. Offered both with and without optics snap features, it provides flexibility for fixture designers by providing features for a secondary optic attachment. For optical flexibility, the matching Venla series of reflectors are offered by LEDIL OY in a wide variety of beam angles and offer a simple snap-fit to the socket.

For more information, contact Tyco Electronics Corp., 1050 Westlakes Dr., Berwyn, PA 19312. Phone: (800) 522-6752.


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