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Smart LEDs Extend Into the IoT

Embraced by consumers, businesses, and governments, LED lighting is the clear winner in the battle of the bulbs and is now being integrated into an array of IoT technologies. This opens opportunities for the interconnects they rely on. It’s safe to say that LEDs have won the battle of the bulbs. In the last three Read More >>

Connectors in the LED Lighting Era

Components for LED lighting connections and controls have evolved alongside current bulb options. Lukas Muth, Product Marketing PCBs and Connection Technology, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany The emergence of LED technology spurred a rapid transformation in the lighting industry. At first, preexisting solutions from the fields of device connection and control technology Read More >>

LED and lighting product roundup

LED & Lighting Connector Product Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the latest and greatest LED and lighting connector solutions available. Amphenol Pcd’s Luminus Series connectors are lightweight, cost effective, easy to use, and available in multiple configurations to suit a broad range of application specifications. Featuring AS39029 (MIL-C-39029) contacts with quarter-turn, bayonet-style or push-and-snap blind-mate connections, an IP67-rated Read More >>

Making Connections in LED Lighting

Considering connectors at the start of the design process results in an optimized LED lighting design.   LED lighting is very different from traditional lighting systems. Modern LED assemblies offer vastly improved power efficiency and longevity, and they can be extremely compact. However, their electronics are much more complex to design than those of incandescent light Read More >>

Flexible strips for LED lighting

Plugs Improve Flexible LED Strips

A new direct-plug solution makes connecting LED strips almost as easy as screwing in a light bulb.      Electronics designers and developers are always looking for suitable connection solutions for flexible LED strips. Reliability, functionality, size, and electrical requirements are important considerations in connection systems for electronic assemblies involving LEDs. A new direct-plug solution Read More >>

Finding Rugged, Miniature LED Connectors for Automotive Applications

Finding the right connector for LED lighting systems continues to be a challenge for designers. Connectors for automotive applications deliver the necessary functionality and guarantee the highest level of reliability in active and passive safety and driver assistance systems due to extra security features.   The automotive market demands advanced components and systems that enable significant Read More >>

Molex LED Holder

Are Lamps the Next Wi-Fi Hotspots?

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are giving light fixtures the ability to transmit data to digital devices, with the goal of turning lamps everywhere into access points. For LED components, this could mean elevation from humble light bulb to essential wireless technology.      LED lighting is finding a new and somewhat surprising application Read More >>

Molex TermiMate One-Circuit Connector for LEDs

Molex TermiMate One-Circuit Connector for LEDs

Molex TermiMate one-circuit connector for LEDs minimizes shadowing and offers space and cost savings.    Molex Incorporated introduced the new TermiMate one-circuit terminal-style connector system. Designed to minimize the shadowing effect in LED lights and TV backlighting applications, the ultra-low-profile TermiMate coplanar board-to-board and wire-to-board connector reduces component and assembly costs for manufacturers. “In LED applications, Read More >>

FCI 3mm RotaConnect Wire-to-Board Connector

FCI 3mm RotaConnect Wire-to-Board Connector

The FCI 3mm RotaConnect wire-to-board connector mates horizontally with the existing board-to-board version. FCI announced the extension of the RotaConnect family with a wire-to-board solution. The wire-to-board (WtB) connector mates horizontally with the existing board-to-board version, which is hermaphroditic and surface-mount-soldered to the PCB. The 3.00mm pitch RotaConnect WtB features a dual-beam spring-contact design that delivers high performance and Read More >>

Kycon RJ45 with Integrated Magnetics

Kycon RJ45 with Integrated Magnetics

Kycon RJ45 with integrated magnetics helps designers realize space and applied cost savings as well as improved electrical performance. Kycon now offers three new RJ45 modular jacks with integrated magnetics for use in 10/100-Base-T Ethernet applications. Available configurations include a right-angle single port, tab down with LEDs (G1LX series); right-angle single port, tab up with LEDs (G2LX Read More >>

LEDs

LED Lighting: The Connection Counts

Everywhere you turn, you can find LEDs in almost any lighting form factor, and connections are more challenging than a screw-in light bulb. Andrew Bogaczyk of Phoenix Contact explains how to connect LEDs and why the connection counts.   LEDs continue to dominate the lighting marketplace; everywhere you turn, you can now find LEDs in almost any form Read More >>

JST Low-Profile LEK Series

JST Low-Profile LEK Series

The JST low-profile LEK series of LED connectors provides reliable contact even in high-vibration conditions. JST Corporation‘s new LEK Series connectors provide a space-saving and low-profile connection for LED lighting and reliable contact construction for high-density applications. Any misalignment of the horizontal connections between the PCBs is absorbed by the LEK plug and receptacle. The spring contact Read More >>