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14. October 2019

NEW: LED surface luminaire light for logos, signs and text


Light offers the widest range of possibilities to anyone who wants to, quite literally, make a mark in their product design. Showcasing of the brand logo, communication of status information via coloured symbols and text, or the integration of decorative graphics are examples of the functional and aesthetic added value that can be achieved with light.


Our new LED module for logos, signs and lettering now makes it particularly easy to integrate cost-effective backlighting for small areas: as a standard product with short delivery times and low minimum order quantities or as a customised solution with a wide range of options.


Standard module – sample module – custom solution

The new surface light is equipped with a colour RGB LED, an integrated diffusor and stranded wire connection as standard. It provides high-quality, homogeneous lighting for areas of up to 50 x 16 mm. For illustration and test purposes, a sample version, with a diffusor already printed, is available from stock. Special shapes, e.g. circle, ellipsis, triangle, sickle or freeform, are also possible as customised special designs, as are special sizes. The same applies to the choice of LED, special PCB equipment or alternative electrical connections.


Easy to assemble and highly versatile

During development, particular value was placed on simple and industry-appropriate assembly. The compact design and very flat structure (just 5.5 mm) mean they can even be fitted in products where installation space is often very tight. A variety of mounting types and several alternative printing options make the surface light module very flexible and ensure it can be used for a very broad range of applications.


Printing options

When printing onto the diffusor, the symbol or lettering is applied to the front of the diffusor in such a way that light only shines through the desired areas. A transparent bezel is also required for flush closure of the front of the device. Rear printing directly on the bezel is also possible, or a bonded film can be added. Another possibility is to apply a translucent film, which is used as a final element on the front of the end system’s housing. Surface lighting can also be used to illuminate a diffusing area, which has been produced through 2-component injection moulding in the front of the housing.


Mounting options

To ensure that designers and developers can use the LED module flexibly as a standard component, it has been designed in such a way that it can be integrated in housing fronts in a variety of ways. If, according to the desired type of mounting, there are mounting tabs, locking hooks, brackets or similar, the lighting module can be applied to the back of the housing of the final application through insertion, snap-fitting or press-in fitting. Subsequent joining procedures, such as heat staking, heat riveting or ultrasonic methods, are also possible, as well as bonding or screw connection. More information


More information

More information, technical drawings and an LED connection diagram for the new surface luminaire can be found in our brochure, which you can order or download here. You can also take a look at our interactive presentation on the new surface lighting.