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BivarOpto offers incandescent bulb replacements

Posted: 03 Dec 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:bivaropto? bivar? led? wb5 series? incandescent lamp?

BivarOpto, the Optoelectronics division of Bivar Inc., introduced a new Wedge-based warm-white LED featuring accurate color output of industry standard T-1 3/4 (5mm) Wedge-based incandescent bulbs.

The ability to imitate the same output brightness and hue as the incandescent lamp opens many new doors to a host of applications where longer life LEDs can lower replacement and overall systems maintenance costs, said the press release.

Featuring a warm-white color temperature of 3,500K to provide similar eye and atmosphere comforts to traditional incandescent bulbs, the new WB5 series also features a flat faced lens design with an internal reflector for enhanced light intensity while also providing a 180 wide-viewing angle for optimal display efficiency.

Rated at 2.5Vdc to 48Vdc, the subminiature unit has a length of 20.37mm and diameter of 5.842mm. According to BivarOpto, the WB5 series offers a solid-state design versus fragile filaments of incandescents, making it deal for applications where vibration, electrical and mechanical shock, and heat typically reduce service life.

The WB5 is rated for service life up to100,000 hours, while requiring an operating current of 10mA to 30mA (typ), resulting in power consumption savings of 80 percent or more compared to incandescent lamps.

Anthony Vilgiate, VP for Strategic Business Development, shared, "There are hundreds of applications where incandescent lamps are being used. They are capable of relatively short service lives and are vulnerable to vibration, shock and heat. We expect this new model to become popular quickly, offering long life and lower total cost of ownership."

The WB5 series is priced from 64 cents each in 10,000-piece quantities and is immediately available.

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