TE Connectivity announces solderless holder for Sharp Mini Zenigata LED

Date Announced: 07 Feb 2013

Connector solution reduces costs and improves assembly of LED lighting products

TE Connectivity today announced the release of the LED Holder, Type Z32, for the SHARP Electronics Mini ZENIGATA LED*.

The small, low profile, circular Type Z32 LED Holder provides a quick and easy solderless power connection to the Sharp Mini ZENIGATA LED chip on board family, enabling designs to be more reliable, easier to use, and faster to market.

The Type Z32 eliminates hand solder operations reducing costs associated with assembly and rework. Direct attachment of the LED Holder to the heat sink using standard screws secures the LED without damaging or cracking the substrates that could lead to latent field defects.

The Type Z32 provides a snap-in LED retention feature that makes handling Sharp Mini ZENIGATA LEDs easier and faster to install into fixtures. The holder simplifies the design by providing the proper thermal hold down forces and provides an excellent landing zone for secondary optics.

“TE LED holder solutions are the core of LED electrical, thermal, and optical connectivity. The Type Z32 is another step enabling the adoption of LED lighting by reducing applied costs and improving assembly of lighting OEM products,” said Bart Broeren, Global Product Manager, TE Intelligent Buildings.

TE’s Z32 holder’s sleek design produces a clean, aesthetically appealing appearance making it ideal for use in spotlights, downlights, retrofit lamps and various indoor and outdoor lighting applications.

For more product information, please contact your local TE Product Information Center or visit http://www.te.com/en/industries/lighting/te-led-holders.html

*SHARP Electronics and ZENIGATA are registered trademarks of SHARP Electronics Company.

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: www.TE.com

Contact
Dawn Zinkewich for TE 212 279 3115 x147

E-mail: Dzinkewich@prosek.com

Web Site: www.te.com/en/industries/lighting/te-led-holders.html

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