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High Luminous Flux LEDs Serve Automotive Lighting and Road Sign Applications: Vishay TELUX™ Series Is a High Luminous Flux LED in Full Color Range


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Phone:  +49 7131 67 2376 
Fax:  +49 7131 67 2423 
E-mail:  peter.frey@vishay.com

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - May 18, 2000 - A new family of high-intensity LEDs for roadside and automotive traffic signal applications was announced today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. The new Vishay Telefunken TELUXTM LEDs feature a full color range of devices with a wide viewing angle and high luminous flux for vehicle brake lights, taillights, and turn signals, as well as traffic signs, outdoor message panels, and warning lights.

A new family of high-intensity LEDs for roadside and automotive traffic signal applications was announced today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. The new Vishay Telefunken TELUXTM LEDs feature a full color range of devices with a wide viewing angle and high luminous flux for vehicle brake lights, taillights, and turn signals, as well as traffic signs, outdoor message panels, and warning lights.

Offered in red, yellow, true-green, blue-green, blue, and white versions, the new TELUX LEDs are packaged in a clear, industry-standard 7.62 mm square package optimized for maximum light output. Luminous flux for the new devices ranges from 650 mlm for the white TLWW 7600 to 2000 mlm for the red TLWR 7600 at +85C Tamb. Designed to yield a precise and homogeneous spatial radiation pattern, the TELUX lens allows the use of fresnel optics or parabolic reflectors with consistent results. Two integrated package slots support direct assembly of light guides, reflectors, and external lenses.

"High luminous flux red and yellow LEDs are already popular solutions for automotive applications such as central high-mounted stop lights and turn signals," said Thomas Pakull, Product Marketing Manager at Vishay Intertechnology. "The new TELUX family is the first to combine high-end technologies, an industry standard package, and a full range of colors, which will greatly enlarge the universe of target applications for this device type."

The white TLWW 7600 LED, for example, can be used as a power- and space-efficient replacement for small incandescent lamps. The red TLWR 7600 and yellow TLWY 7600 meets SAE and ECE requirements for automotive red applications and can be used as a direct replacement for HPWA LEDs (Superflux) from Hewlett-Packard, while the blue-green TLWBG 7600 is recommended for green traffic signals, with a typical wavelength of 505 nm. All TLWx7600 devices are designed to perform in direct sunlight at high ambient temperatures and are built on the brightest state-of-the-art LED technologies,AllnGaP and InGaN.

Samples of the new TELUX LEDs are available now. Production quantities are available, with lead times of 2 to 3 weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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For more information:
Media contact -  Bob Decker, Redpines
Phone:  1.415.409.0233 
Fax:  1.650.618.1512 
E-mail:  bob.decker@redpinesgroup.com

Media contact -  Peter Frey, Vishay Semiconductor GmbH
Phone:  +49 7131 67 2376 
Fax:  +49 7131 67 2423 
E-mail:  peter.frey@vishay.com