LED news and insight from our technology editor Steve Bush, who has been messing with LED lighting for more years than he would care to remember.
Light engines hand wire with ease
LED Engin has announced LED light engines with integral connectors that eliminate soldering during the assembly, writes Steve Bush.
The poke-home connectors accept 18-24AWG wires to terminate the metal-core PCBs inside LED fixtures.
With a common 50mm footprint, the LuxiGen LZC 12 die and LZP 24 die emitters can be driven up to 1A and the boards feature mounting holes for LuxiGen TIR lens-holder legs for integration with secondary optics.
“There are mounting-screw cut-outs to facilitate attachment of a heatsink. The boards include one connector for the LED and one for an on-board thermistor to be used with common constant current sources with thermal feedback option,” said the firm.Tags: feedback option, lens holder, metal core, optics, thermal feedback