Tyco announces solderless socket for new Philips LEDs
Tyco Electronics has announced a new solderless LED socket to complement the new Philips Lumileds Luxeon S LED that targets general-lighting applications. Both products were announced at the Strategies in Light conference. The socket complies with UL-1977 specifications. The socket is designed for un-lensed applications and the design ensures that emitted light is unobstructed. Tyco asserts that 98% of the light is unimpeded by the socket. The socket is offered with or without an snap in connection that can hold a secondary optics in place. The design supports reflectors manufactured by Ledil. The company offers the Venla series in a variety of beam angles and the reflectors snap directly onto the socket.