Measuring 1.6mm x 0.8mm with a 0.55mm profile, the VLMTG1400 series from Vishay Intertechnology utilises InGaN chip technology to achieve luminous intensity up to 2,800mcd.

The PCB-based devices, which come in a compact surface-mount 0603 ChipLED package, targets small scale products that are expected to work reliably in arduous environments. Vishay said the LEDs provide designers with increased design-in flexibility and high performance in backlight keypads and displays for navigation systems, cell phones, industrial control systems, as well as traffic signals and message boards.

The VLMTG1400 series features luminous intensity from 1,200mcd to 2,800mcd at 20mA, a typical wavelength of 525nm and forward voltage from 2.75V to 3.2V. The devices are grouped by luminous intensity, wavelength and forward voltage, and they offer an extremely wide viewing angle of 146°.

Available in 8mm tape, the LEDs are RoHS-compliant, halogen-free and Vishay Green; compatible with IR-reflow soldering processes; and preconditioned according to JEDEC Level 2a.

Samples and production quantities of the VLMTG1400 series are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.