Solderless LED Socket Offering Expanded to Direct Attach Sharp LEDs
“Today’s world is becoming increasingly efficient and connected, and advanced energy-efficient lighting systems are one of the primary focus markets of our Intelligent Buildings team. At TE, we strive to bring innovation and customer benefit to the lighting industry as we work to provide solutions that solve next-generation connectivity challenges,” said Peter Lieffrig, General Manager of TE’s Intelligent Buildings business unit.
TE’s SMIZ two-piece socket provides a mechanical and solderless electrical connection to the LED. Solderless connecting is not only very easy, but also very quick. Not soldering to chip-on-board LEDs enables uniformity and a reliable connection that can be made without special skills. It also reduces the risk of damaging the LED by the heat of the solder process or with solder flux spatters on the light emitting area. The socket holds the LED mechanically and firmly to the heat sink using M2 screws and locator posts on the housing to aid correct positioning.