Self-retaining, T-1 LED mounting spacers designed to assure uniform and perpendicular LED positioning while reducing assembly costs are available from Keystone Electronics Corp. (Astoria, NY). The spacers feature internal retention “teeth” which secure spacers onto LED leads, prior to assembly on PCBs. The design eliminates the possibility of LED lead shorting by separating and retaining component leads while inserting into a PCB. The spacers feature 0.5mm legs incorporated into the molded Nylon 6/6 structure to serve the dual purpose of heat dissipation and easy post-solder cleaning. Overall height of the spacers range from 3.0mm to 23.5mm.

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

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