General Description

Flexible light guide / light pipe systems from MENTOR offer an elegant and cost-efficient solution for many opto-electronic design challenges - not least for a minor design change during a mid-cycle face-lift. The most popular versions are designed for use with SMD TOP LEDS. These light guides push-fit into a Polycarbonate housing that is mounted on the PCB with two press-in lugs. As standard, a transparent lens is supplied for use at the visible end. Alternative coloured lenses are available, as are custom lengths. MENTOR offers other flexible solutions for SMD and THT LEDs with 1000 μm, 2000 μm and 3000 μm fibres.

MENTOR also offers a range of flexible "M-Tube" light guides / light pipes. Unlike conventional light guides, these are designed to emit homogenous light along their entire length (up to 2M). They are ideal for cosmetic illumination of large control panels and have a myriad of other uses limited only by imagination!
Did you know? MENTOR flexible light guides can be a design solution themselves at the inception of a project but are also often a “life-saver” during a mid-cycle face-lift. See our recent blog.
Flexible light guides