Avago Technologies Announces Industry’s First Half-Watt Power LEDs

untitled.bmpAvago Technologies today introduced the industry’s first half-watt (0.5-W) high-brightness light-emitting diodes (LED) in an industry-standard PLCC-4 surface-mount (SMT) package. These new 0.5-W Power LEDs, which are available in white, amber, red-orange and red colors, feature the industry’s smallest package size, a wide 120-degree viewing angle, and are optimized for long operating life under severe environmental conditions. Avago’s compact Power PLCC-4 Surface-Mount LEDs are designed to dissipate heat more efficiently to provide superior thermal management and consistent light output.

The new 0.5-W LEDs are ideal for use by designers of automotive interior and exterior lighting, electronic sign and signals (ESS), office automation, home appliances and industrial equipment. Avago’s 0.5-W Power PLCC-4 LEDs can be kept in the open air (30° C, 60 percent relative humidity) for up to four weeks after being removed from its sealed package without the need to remove absorbed moisture. Avago’s 0.5-W Power LEDs are priced from $0.53 to $0.73 each depending on quantity.