VCC has released a flexible light pipe made of a robust anodised aluminium body that delivers NEMA 4 protection from the elements. Designed for harsh conditions and outdoor environments, the ruggedised FLXR series lightpipe provides ESD protection, is resistant to shock and vibration and also features a low profile that offer anti-vandalism defence.
Providing design flexibility in new installations and retrofit/replacement applications, the light pipe easily extends light from the board to the desired surface. The FLXR series is suitable for applications including instrument panels, disinfection and sterilisation environments, transportation dashboards, safety applications, outdoor signage, aircraft and military equipment, industrial machinery, electrical control panels and vending/gaming machines.
The FLXR series has a wide viewing angle and its optical core ends are polished to 10μm for optimal light transmittance. However for the brightest light output, customers use narrow viewing angle non-diffused LEDs with output greater than 100mcd. The light pipe offers a wide variety of lens colours and two different finishes to meet most any application requirement.
The RoHS-compliant FLXR series has a 10.1mm (0.400") mounting hole and is available in standard lengths ranging from 101.6 to 304.8mm (4 to 12"), with custom sizes available. There are three LED connection options using SMD 22, THR 22 and THR 5 22 connectors (order separately).