MENTOR "Corona" Circular Light Guides
New, Unique and Very Clever!

Homogenous Circular Light achieved using just one LED (pus smoke, mirrors and a little MENTOR magic)!

Standard parts, ex-stock, low MOQs
Creative Lighting is becoming just as important in the instrument and machinery marketplace as it is in the consumer world – sophisticated lighting adds that “extra edge” to differentiate one product from another. More and more product developers are recognising that creative lighting can be used to create functional and aesthetic added-value to their products.

The compact design and flat construction (only 4mm) of MENTOR’s Circular Light Guides offer a very wide range of possible applications – for example switches, buttons, knobs, controllers, jacks or logos can all be illuminated. Impressively, the totally homogeneous lighting effect is created using just one LED. This is achieved by "smoke, mirrors and a little MENTOR magic"! More...

Standard products: 12mm or 16mm Lighting plus LED options

Two standard sizes are available with internal Light Guide diameters of 12mm or 16mm, both featuring a lighting ring up to 2mm thick. The modules are available with a white or RGB LED, and options include a choice of bare wires or wires terminated with a plug to fit 2x2 pin headers (2.54mm connector pitch).

Many LED options are offered: monochrome, duo, RGB, or special colours. The printed circuit board can be supplied with optional I²C controllers or series resistors
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Customised solutions

In addition to the range of standard products, the modular product design enables customised solutions to be rapidly developed from standard products. In many cases, additional tooling costs are either non-existent or very low.

Special sizes are also possible as are special geometries eg rectangles, ellipses, triangles, crescents or free contour-following forms, such as a door lock shape. Depending on the complexity of the solution, one or more LEDs are used to ensure consistently uniform lighting. More...

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Established in 1920, MENTOR GmbH is an extremely successful, self-funded and highly-invested company with legendary standards of efficiency. It has 600 employees and is German headquarted with additional substantial manufacturing facilities in Germany, Poland and Tunisia.

Standard stocked parts encompass opto and light guides, handles, knobs, switches, sensors etc. Around 50% of turnover comes from MENTOR innovatively fulfilling customer-specific requirements from design to finished component, all in-house and very cost-effectively.

Opto design and manufacture is a core and world-leading MENTOR competency and they are 1st tier suppliers to many major auto companies.

This experience has resulted in MENTOR developing unique skills; they are able to virtually design optics and take these to in-house production without the need for prototyping. Many non-automotive companies are now exploiting these capabilities.

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Multitron Ltd was established in January 2012 with substantial support from MENTOR. Its management has a 20-year track record of assisting Design Engineers with MENTOR solutions.

Multitron is MENTOR's sole agent in the UK & ROI and is also contracted to represent MENTOR to major global "catalogue-based" distributors and OEMs. Its three main objectives are:
  • Assist Design Engineers to successfully identify and exploit the many elegant design solutions that can be found within the broad range of MENTOR standard and semi-custom components.
  • Managing "Total Solution" projects that allow OEMs to benefit from MENTOR's unique combination of opto and electronic design expertise, coupled with legendarily efficient in-house manufacturing competence.
  • The efficient management of MENTOR's supply chain to major global catalogue-based distributors and OEMs.
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