Illuminated Keypad Switch Solutions

MENTOR’s illuminated Switch Caps provide elegant and cost-effective solutions for illuminated switching projects

MENTOR’s unique multi-part illuminated switch design offers the illuminated cap separately from the switch and LEDs. The image above shows the SMD switch and LEDs mounted onto the PCB and the switch cap push-fitted onto the switch body.

The white switch cap is homogenously illuminated by the LEDs and the use of RGB LEDs allows an infinite choice of switchable colours.

In addition, MENTOR offers a very wide range of Switch Cap types:

Full-face, Homogenously Illuminated Switch Caps

This range of Illuminated Caps utilises MENTOR’s light guide expertise to provide totally homogenous illumination. The caps faces are proper light guides, offering full-face illumination with no hot-spots. A variety of dimensional variations are available within the range of standard stocked parts. More…

Caps with Spot Indicators to Signal System Status


MENTOR’s light guide expertise has been cleverly utilised – two light guides transmit clearly-defined signal status lights to the top surface of the cap. Two LEDs are used to illuminate the cap face and two other LEDs illuminate the light guides that reach down from the top of the cap face. More…

Switch Plungers with or without additional Spot Indicators

These MENTOR Switch Plungers are designed for keypad applications where full-face illumination is not required. Two options are available: a switch plunger offering up to four illuminated Status Indication points; or a switch plunger without any illumination at all. More…

Low-Profile Homogenously Illuminated Keycaps

These MENTOR low-profile illuminated caps are designed for use with dome switches in membrane keypad applications. Despite the low height, the light guide design ensures fully-homogeneous, full-face illumination using just four SMD LEDs. More…

Illuminated Switch Caps with Text / Graphic Inserts

This range is designed for use with enclosure front panels that do not have a film lamination or membrane overlay. Fully-homogeneous, full-face illumination is provided using just two LEDs.These caps have a retaining shoulder to keep the caps securely in place, even in harsh industrial applications. More…

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