NICOMATIC has been a key supplier to membrane switch manufacturers for several years. It now has invested into specific LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), a market which has significant growth over the last few years.
The so called ULTRATHIN LEDs are dedicated to membrane switches, already applied to the medical equipments, but are more and more used in any type of thin environment, green products and flat cables for lighting connections. It is also possible to match the low profile (.5mm that's less than 0.020) of the well received standard UltraThin LED products with bicolours. ULTRATHINs reduce costs by eliminating embossing and lessening spacer materials while maintaining the easy to place size that the ULTRATHINs were developed for. The overall dimension is equivalent to 3.2 x 2.5 x 0.5.
The 5mm SMT Taping is much smaller than lead frame type components, thus enabling smaller board size, higher packing density, reduced storage space and finally equipment to be obtained. Besides, light weight makes them ideal for miniature applications such as backlighting in dashboards and switches, indicators and backlighting in telephones and faxes or remote control, flat backlight for LCDs etc. Medical electronic equipments are all concerned with applications in medical instrumentation panels & thin disposable illuminations sources thanks to the low-profile LED from Nicomatic.
The standard products are available in Red/Green, Red/Yellow & Green/Yellow on tape and reel (1210 package) in stock (one colour LEDs: white, blue, yellow, orange and green: 1206 package 3.2 x 1.6 x 0.5).
A hyper version is available upon request in red and green. These LEDs are brighter and can be purchased under part numbers ZHG55W-05 (160mcd) and ZHR55W-05 (50mcd). A hyper blue colour is also available in a ruggedized version of the blue colour for ESD protection (ZHB55W-05). Blues may be prone to ESD damage as the rating is only 150V ESD. The hyper blue itself is rated at 1000V ESD. All are compatible with the infrared and vapor phase reflow solder processes.