LED Lightpipes from Elma prevent color mixing

April 14, 2008
Date Announced: 14 Apr 2008 FREMONT, California – Elma Electronic, a leading designer and manufacturer of rotary components and electronic packaging products, offers new lightpipes that provide distinct color output. The Elma lightpipes have optional barriers that prevent color mixing from adjacent rows. Each pipe in the LED array can block interfering light from other pipes. Sometimes these pipes are too close together and the colors can blend. The lightpipes have thin polycarbonate barriers, which not only block intruding light from other tube lanes, but also add strength. This is particularly important for lightpipes that are especially long. The result is clear, segregated color definition and a more rugged LED solution. The barriers for the light-up protected LEDs are configurable. Customers have the flexibility to have barriers between some or all of pipes, allowing the ability to mix and match. Slide covers that completely enclose the shaft of a lightpipe tube are also available. A slide cover allows only the end of the lightpipe tube to be seen and prevents light interference in all directions.The lead-time is 4 weeks ARO. For more information on Elma’s switches, knobs, and custom design services, please contact Mark Thorsell at 510-656-5829 x228.About Elma ElectronicElma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for CPCI, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXI, PC and custom bus structures. Elma's component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 35 years. Elma operates three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel. Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Telephone (510) 656-3400 - Fax (510) 656-3783. www.elma.com

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