TE Connectivity announces the release of a new solderless LED socket for the SHARP Mini ZENIGATA socket. TE’s solderless LED socket, Type SMIZ is precision engineered and designed specifically for SHARP’s new Mini ZENIGATA LED, together offering customers a reliable “plug and play” complete solution. This new socket adds to TE’s extensive portfolio of solderless LED sockets for a wide range of lighting applications and underlines TE’s commitment to the future of solid state lighting by providing solutions that add value to the customer.
“Today’s world is becoming increasingly efficient and connected, and advanced energy-efficient lighting systems are one of the primary focus markets of our Intelligent Buildings team. At TE, we strive to bring innovation and customer benefit to the lighting industry as we work to provide solutions that solve next-generation connectivity challenges”, said Peter Lieffrig, General Manager of TE’s Intelligent Buildings business.
TE’s solderless LED socket, Type SMIZ is a two-piece socket that provides a mechanical and solderless electrical connection to the LED. Solderless connecting is not only very easy, but also very quick. Not soldering to chip-on-board LEDs enables a uniform and reliable connection that can be made without special skills. It also reduces the risk of damaging the LED by the heat of the solder process or with solder flux spatters on the light emitting area. The socket holds the LED mechanically and firmly to the heat sink using M2 screws and locator posts on the housing to aid correct positioning.
The solderless LED socket, Type SMIZ is RoHS compliant and suitable for various applications such as:
• LED replacement lamp indoor and outdoor lighting retrofit applications
• Architectural illumination
• Reading lamps
• Pendant lights
• Mobile lighting
• Area and object lighting.