Two new series of connectors for LED lighting systems from AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) maintain the same luminosity and light intensity as florescent strip lights. The standard length of fluorescent lights is 1.2 m and it is impossible to reflow-mount LEDs on such a long printed circuit board placed in the fitting, so the lighting strip is divided into shorter lengths joined by connectors. AVX's 9608 series LED lighting connector and 9609 series LED backlight connectors feature a low profile of 1.4 mm, which minimizes the spacing between PCBs and allows for even light distribution. The connectors withstand temperatures from -40°C to 105°C.


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This article first appeared in the November, 2011 issue of Lighting Technology Magazine.

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