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Vishay Releases New 1-W Natural White Little Star® LED in SMD Power Package

Jun 12, 2009

Vishay Intertechnology


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High-Brightness Device Offers Low Thermal Resistance of 10 K/W, High Luminous Intensity of 25,000 mcd Typical, and High Luminous Flux From 76,500 mlm to 99,400 mlm

MALVERN, Pa. — June 12, 2009 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today expanded its Little Star® family of SMD power LEDs with a new automotive-qualified, 1-W natural white device that combines extraordinarily high brightness with a compact package outline. Utilizing InGaN technology, the VLMW711T3U2US LED offers a low thermal resistance of 10 K/W and high luminous intensity for a wide range of applications.

Featuring an SMD power package with a compact 6.0-mm by 6.0-mm footprint and ultra-low profile of 1.5 mm, Vishay's new Little Star LED is among the most robust and light-efficient products on the market. The VLMW711T3U2US is designed for a high current drive of up to 350 mA, and offers extremely bright luminous intensity of 25,000 mcd typical. The device features an optical efficiency of 60 lm/W and a typical luminous flux of 80 lm to 85 lm.

The new LED is optimized for general lighting, consumer, and general applications with a high luminous flux requirement, and as an alternative to incandescent lamps. Typical end products will include street lighting, architectural lighting, indoor and outdoor lamps, and general illumination; automotive applications such as daytime running lights, interior lighting, fog lights, and rear mirror lighting; and household appliances and portable electronic devices.

The VLMW711T3U2US features a 60° half-intensity angle and 120° viewing angle, and is compatible with IR-reflow solder processes. The LED is automotive qualified to AEC-Q101 and complies with RoHS 2002/95/EC and WEEE 2002/96/EC. Preconditioned according to JEDEC moisture sensitivity Level 2a standards, the Little Star package is lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant. The device withstands ESD up to 2 kV in accordance with JESD22-A114-B.

VLMW711T3U2US Specification Summary Table
Color Natural white
Technology InGaN
Typical luminous intensity 25,000 mcd
Luminous flux 76,500 mlm to 99,400 mlm
Forward current 350 mA
Power dissipation 1.4 W
Forward voltage (Max.) 4 V
Thermal resistance 10 K/W
Junction temperature (Max.) + 120 °C

Samples and production quantities of the VLMW711T3U2US Little Star LED are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at http://www.vishay.com.
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Little Star is a registered trademark of Vishay Semiconductor GmbH



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