Temperature regulator indicators using miniature, flat light guides

Dixell, part of the US Emerson Climate Technologies Group, is a world-leading Italian manufacturer of temperature regulators. For the XWeb-Modul T620T-100W0 regulator product, a very flat, customised light guide was developed by MENTOR to act as a backlit status indicator.

Temperature regulator

Functional and attractive accent lighting for beverage dispensers

Kärcher, market leader in pressure cleaners, has expanded its product range to include beverage systems. The Kärcher WPD 100, 200 and 600 water dispensers incorporate a custom lighting solution developed by MENTOR - two LEDs to provide a visual hot water indication combined with attractive "accent" lighting.

Functional, Accent Lighting

Accent lighting for hot drink vending machines

Crane Merchandising Systems has manufactured high-quality and technologically-advanced drink, snack and confectionery dispensers for over 80 years. Crane's Autobar (Pelican Rouge) range incorporates MENTOR M-Tube flexible light guides, producing subtle lighting effects which complement the modern design of the drink dispenser.

Accent lighting

Front and rear lights on a state-of-the-art concept bike

BASF, in partnership with the design studio DING3000, has developed a state-of-the-art concept bike, inspired by design trends from 1865 (the year in which BASF was founded). The bike is made from cutting-edge BASF plastics and the front and rear lights were developed by MENTOR, demonstrating the advantages of flexible light guides.

Front and rear lights

Miniature light guides for under-sink water heaters

Clage is a manufacturer of instantaneous water heaters and its MCX range of small water heaters incorporates specially-developed MENTOR light guides. The light guides have a special reflective coating, just one millimetre thick, allowing the illuminated status display to be clearly visible, even in the confined spaces found under kitchen sinks.

Miniature light

Attractive and functional lighting for sanitary products

Light can be used as a design element, combining "ambience" with function. The innovative WC module Monolith Plus from Geberit demonstrates how light can be both functional mood-creating. MENTOR's light guide solution incorporates a reflective coating providing very even, homogeneous light combined with a visual indication of the fan function.

Attractive and functional lighting

Light guides incorporating 200,000 micro-prisms

The Busch-MasterLight® is an innovative light developed for entrance doors, offering cutting-edge design, combined with practical functionality and very even, high-quality light. MENTOR ‘s low-profile, custom light guides incorporate 200,000 computer-configured micro-prisms, providing perfectly homogeneous and highly-directional light distribution.


Reflective and refractive wall light optics

Busch-Jaeger has 130 years' experience in the design and manufacture of electrical products. A MENTOR custom solution was required for the Ambiente and Orientierung wall light systems, which feature Busch-iceLight® modules, designed by Hadi Teherani. The MENTOR solution uses a modular system incorporating reflective and refractive optics.


Light guide solutions for a concept refrigerator

BASF selected the innovative MENTOR Illuminant M–Tube flex to incorporate into its Coolpure 1.0 concept fridge. The highly-flexible M-Tube material offers a wide range of illumination options and can be cut to suit any application requirement.


Indicator lights for coin-operated products

Standardwerk Eugen Reis GmbH designs and manufactures coin-operated slot machines and many other types of coin-related equipment. MENTOR worked closely with Reis to design, develop and manufacture the light panels for the PMMA range.

Indicator lights

Data connection, transmission and performance indicator lights for Kromek's networked radiation detector

Kromek is an Anglo-American radiation detection solutions Group that provides digital colour x-ray/ gamma ray detection and imaging systems, enabling direct materials identification in the security screening, civil nuclear and medical imaging markets. Multitron worked closely with Kromek to specify an especially manufactured customised dimension of MENTOR Light guide 1293.1400 that provides clearly-defined status indication for its Discreet Dual Detector (D3S), an agile, cloud augmented network combining fixed and portable sensors, providing significant defensive capability against the threat of nuclear terrorism for the US government.

Radiation detection front panel

Rugged optoelectronic status displays for crane control

HBC-Radiomatic is a leading manufacturer of electronic controls for cranes and handling equipment. HBC selected optoelectronic components from MENTOR's standard ranges for the Spectrum 1 and Spectrum 2 radio-controlled products. The MENTOR opto components indicate power and battery status using a powerful, clearly-visible light source.

Rugged optoelectronic

Light guides for fibre converter products

x.net 2000 has over 20 years of experience in network and data communications, developing solutions for voice and data transmission. The x.net 2000 UPO ISDN-over-fibre converter incorporates MENTOR's light guide 1296er series. The light guides offer a high-quality light source, providing a very clear network status indication.

Fibre converter

Custom-manufactured light guides for digital systems

ASTRO specialises in solutions for digital systems and full-service network solutions. ASTRO incorporated MENTOR custom-manufactured light guides into their product ranges. The MENTOR light guides shown here are manufactured to custom dimensions and are IP68 certified, providing a waterproofing capability of up to one meter depth.

Custom-manufactured light

Waterproof light guides for servo controllers

Moog GmbH is a manufacturer of high-quality servo controllers and with this high-quality in mind, Moog chose MENTOR's IP 68-rated 1282 light guides. The servo controllers do not really need to be waterproof, but MENTOR's light guides provide the required quality assurance. The image shows a unit that has been in use underwater for over a year.

Waterproof light

Bright, even and easy-to-read illumination for dashboard control panels

Inomatic GmbH specialises in PCB-based control systems for automotive, automation and industrial markets. Inomatic specified standard MENTOR Illuminated Switch Caps for their range of ambulance control panels to provide clear, perfectly even illumination, particularly important when working in high-stress, emergency situations.

Bright illumination

Pushbutton switch caps with individual identification symbols

Inperio Systems GmbH designs and manufactures a telematics product which incorporates six MENTOR 2271 series pushbutton switch caps. The caps feature individual identification labels, featuring graphic symbols relating to the function of each button.


Rugged aluminium case handles

KKC is a manufacturer of robust cases for use in professional markets, offering a high-quality, rugged construction. With this high level of quality in mind, KKC selected handles from MENTOR's standard ranges of folding and fixed aluminium handles.

Rugged aluminium

Custom buttons for audio equipment applications

Sennheiser, a worldwide manufacturer of high-quality audio products, incorporated custom buttons from MENTOR in their EM 9046 range of multichannel-receiver equipment. The buttons were black-lacquered and featured lasered symbols to indicate clearly the various audio functions of the receiver.

Custom buttons

High-quality rotating buttons for audio receivers

The Sennheiser EM 3732 COM-II multichannel receiver is a high-end audio product which required high-quality rotating control buttons. Sennheiser selected knobs from MENTOR's top-of-the-range product series, providing the user with a positive, tactile feel and clear illumination.

Rotating buttons

Aluminum rotating knobs for audio systems

Funk Tonstudiotechnik designs and manufactures analogue and digital audio equipment for professional studio use. High-precision controls were required for the AMX-V pre-amplifier, and Funk selected aluminium rotating knobs from MENTOR's standard ranges. MENTOR's use of high-quality materials combined with a classic design ensures a visually pleasing, ergonomic and tactile end-user experience.

Funk Tonstudiotechnik

Precision analogue voltage control

Iseg Spezialelektronik GmbH specialises in the design and manufacture of high-voltage generators for industrial and research markets. For the NHQ Ein-/Zweikanal HV-Modul products, Iseg chose analogue rotating knobs from MENTOR's standard product ranges. The knob incorporates a precision potentiometer to accurately select the chosen voltage.

Precision analogue

Aluminium knob for an electronic guitar sound pedal

Crushsound's "Farmer's Mill" is a guitar-effect sound pedal which they claim "can make you sound like Jimi Hendrix!" The sound pedal has been developed in conjunction with the designers of Le 2 Workshop and to ensure that the end-product's looks matched the sound quality, they specified stylish aluminium knobs from MENTOR's standard knob range. Checkout the effects it can achieve HERE

Aluminium knob

Plastic adjustment knobs for microphone pre-processor modules

EXOR Modushop designs and customises electronic enclosures for many different product applications. To complement the elegant design of the HAM microphone pre-processor modules, Exor selected MENTOR's standard plastic knobs, which feature integrated pointer dials.

Plastic adjustment knobs

Plastic knob systems for air conditioning equipment

REMKO GmbH & Co KG designs and manufactures air conditioning equipment. The temperature adjustment knob was selected from one of MENTOR's standard knob systems. It has a collet fixing and the cap is custom-made by MENTOR to REMKO's specific requirements.

Plastic knobs