Lighting Connectors

Plugs Improve Flexible LED Strips

A new direct-plug solution makes connecting LED strips almost as easy as screwing in a light bulb.      Electronics designers and developers are always looking for suitable connection solutions for flexible LED strips. Reliability, functionality, size, and electrical requirements are important considerations in connection systems for electronic assemblies involving LEDs. A new direct-plug solutionRead More

The Connected Car: A Revolution in Mobility

Since the modern automobile was invented, its basic functionality and shape has remained essentially the same. However, the environment in which vehicles operate and the data to which they connect are changing dramatically, and components will play a significant role in the automotive revolution.   The connected car has the power to shake up theRead More

Are Lamps the Next Wi-Fi Hotspots?

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are giving light fixtures the ability to transmit data to digital devices, with the goal of turning lamps everywhere into access points. For LED components, this could mean elevation from humble light bulb to essential wireless technology.      LED lighting is finding a new and somewhat surprising applicationRead More

Molex TermiMate One-Circuit Connector for LEDs

Molex TermiMate one-circuit connector for LEDs minimizes shadowing and offers space and cost savings.    Molex Incorporated introduced the new TermiMate one-circuit terminal-style connector system. Designed to minimize the shadowing effect in LED lights and TV backlighting applications, the ultra-low-profile TermiMate coplanar board-to-board and wire-to-board connector reduces component and assembly costs for manufacturers. “In LED applications,Read More

Inside Connection: Amphenol Sine Systems

Inside Connection highlights the technologies, innovations, special services, and unique products from connector suppliers like Amphenol Sine Systems. Headquarters: Clinton Township, Mich., US About the Company Industrial@Amphenol is a subsidiary of the Amphenol Corporation and is a leader in industrial interconnect products. The company designs, manufactures, and supplies high-performance interconnect systems for a broad rangeRead More

LED Lighting: The Connection Counts

Everywhere you turn, you can find LEDs in almost any lighting form factor, and connections are more challenging than a screw-in light bulb. Andrew Bogaczyk of Phoenix Contact explains how to connect LEDs and why the connection counts.   LEDs continue to dominate the lighting marketplace; everywhere you turn, you can now find LEDs in almost any formRead More

JST Low-Profile LEK Series

The JST low-profile LEK series of LED connectors provides reliable contact even in high-vibration conditions. JST Corporation‘s new LEK Series connectors provide a space-saving and low-profile connection for LED lighting and reliable contact construction for high-density applications. Any misalignment of the horizontal connections between the PCBs is absorbed by the LEK plug and receptacle. The spring contactRead More

TE Connectivity NECTOR M Power System

The TE Connectivity NECTOR M Power System is an expandable power system solution that improves reliability and reduces installation time. TE Connectivity announced its newly enhanced NECTOR M Power System. In addition to meeting IEC 61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL 1977 guidelines and just debuted a five-position splitter that provides power,Read More

Amphenol LTW SSL 1.3 Bridge

The Amphenol LTW SSL 1.3 Bridge, developed for lighting applications, features the lowest-profile jumper connector on the market. The Amphenol LTW SSL 1.3 Bridge is used for electrical connection between two in-line PCBs. Featuring the lowest profile jumper connector on the market, SSL 1.3 is ideal for compact products where space savings is a concern. ItsRead More

SOURIAU UTL Power+Control Connector

The SOURIAU UTL Power+Control connector is designed for luminaires and urban lighting systems. The UTL Power+Control connector series from Esterline Connection Technologies – SOURIAU, is designed for luminaires and urban lighting systems installed both outdoors and inside buildings. Engineered specifically for LED lighting, it is one of the only harsh-environment connector solutions on the marketRead More

JST ACHL and ACHF Series for LED Applications

The JST ACHL and ACHF Series of crimp-style, subminiature, wire-to-board connectors are ideal for high-density LED applications. JST Corporation‘s new ACHL and ACHF Series wire-to-board, crimp-style, disconnectable connectors offer subminiature size, design flexibility, and reliable contact construction for high-density applications. These 1.2mm (.047”) pitch, SMT connectors are polarized and have a secure friction-locking feature when mated.Read More

JST LEN Series Subminiature Connector

The JST LEN Series subminiature connector offers maximum design flexibility in LED applications. JST‘s new LEN Series wire-to-board, crimp-style, disconnectable connectors offer subminiature size, design flexibility, and reliable contact construction for high-density LED light applications. These 3.0mm (.118″) pitch, side-entry (right-angle), SMT connectors are polarized and feature insertion guides for easy and secure insertion of theRead More

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