TE Connectivity offers solderless connection for LED arrays with Type Z50 LED holder

July 23, 2013
Date Announced: 23 Jul 2013 Enables LED ecosystems simplifying the development and manufacturing of LED lighting productsDarmstadt, Germany – TE Connectivity (TE), announces the release of extensions of the Type Z50 LED holder. The TE Solderless LED Holder, Type Z50, is a circular LED holder family that is now extended to provide a solderless connection to the Philips Lumileds LUXEON® CoB LED array family (20x24), CITIZEN Electronics CLL030/032 and SAMSUNG LC026B/LC040B LEDs. These LED holders form the core of electrical, mechanical, thermal and optical interconnectivity. The Type Z50 LED holder effortlessly integrates with secondary reflector solutions from Carclo Optics and LEDIL enabling a shorter lead time and easier manufacturing process of LED fixtures.The Type Z50 LED holders are available with either optics attachments or in a slim Low Profile form factor. As a participating member of the Zhaga Consortium, TE has designed the 50mm diameter Type Z50 LED holder with optics attachment in such a way to enable customers to comply with the emerging standards and achieve Zhaga certified solutions. The Low Profile holder stands only 3mm tall with a 45mm diameter making it ideal for omni-directional and customized optic applications.Additionally, the Type Z50 LED holder offers a unique mechanical construction which provides reliable down force and electrical connection over temperature extremes. Integrated poke-in electrical connections eliminate hand solder operations reducing costs associated with assembly and rework. Set on the same screw pitch and interchangeable with each other, the direct attachment of the Type Z50 LED holders to the heat sink uses standard screws securing the LED without damaging or cracking the substrates that could lead to latent field defects.In order to make handling LEDs easier and faster when installing into fixtures, the Type Z50 holder provides a snap-in LED retention feature. Several optic attachment features are designed in close cooperation with Carclo Optics and LEDIL for optics to mechanically fit to the LED holder. “With the snap in features, constant thermal down force and growing ecosystem including optics, the Z50 holder is the true connectivity hub for electrical, thermal and optical interfaces, ” said Bart Broeren, global product manager, TE Intelligent Buildings.TE LED holder solutions are enabling the adoption LED lighting by reducing applied costs and improving assembly of lighting OEM products. They are ideal for use in spotlights, downlights, retail/hospitality lighting, 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/ledholders.Image: Z50 with Luxeon CoB and LEDIL OpticAbout TE ConnectivityTE Connectivity is a global, $13 billion company that designs and manufactures approximately 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 90,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry—from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks—enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities.TE Connectivity and TE connectivity (logo) are trademarks. Other logos, product and/or company names might be trademarks of their respective owners.

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