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Optek Technology has developed a surface mount RGB LED with a 150° viewing angle.

Known as the OVSRRGBCC3, the three separate diodes are housed in a miniature surface mount package that is compatible with both automatic pick and place equipment as well as infrared and vapour phase solder reflow processes.


The OVSRRGBCC3 LED is specified for use in automotive dashboard and switch backlighting, telecommunications backlighting in telephones and faxes, and flat backlighting for LCDs, switches and symbols.


The full-colour surface mount LED package is composed of a red, green and blue LED with a white diffused lens. The red LED features AllnGaP material with a typical intensity of 125mcd. The green and blue LEDs utilise InGaN material and feature typical intensities of 300mcd and 75mcd, respectively. The red LED has continuous forward current of 30mA with a power dissipation of 78mW. Continuous forward current for the green and blue LEDs is 20mA and power dissipation is 84mW. Operating temperature ranges from -40°C to +85°C.

The OVSRRGBCC3 LED package measures 3.2mm x 1.0mm, with a height of 1.5mm. Typical pricing for the OVSRRGBCC3 surface mount LED starts at $0.57 each in quantities of 10,000 pieces. Production quantity lead times, if stock is not available, are eight weeks.