MENTOR’s miniature light guides feature radiating surfaces of 2mm diameter and a grid dimension of 2.54mm. Compared with conventional 5.08mm grid light guides, these miniaturised versions allow twice the number of display elements within the same physical width. This offers design engineers a whole new range of possibilities, particularly when space is restricted.

These mini light guides are available in 150 standard variants including both horizontal and vertical radiating types, and single or multi-row modules. A number of different lengths are available as standard and special lengths can be provided at low MOQs due to clever tool inserts. Some versions are designed to be panel-mounted thus avoiding the need to drill holes in the PCB. Diffused and clear light guide options are offered and customised, with coloured modules also available which show the LED display colour when the LED is switched off.

Despite their small radiating surface diameter of just 2mm, with a relatively close side-by-side design, MENTOR’s miniature light guides have been specially developed to prevent glare affecting neighbouring guide elements. This has been achieved by an in-house product creation process which starts with virtual design and development, and continues via simulation and prototype manufacture, all the way through to the final production stage.

This new range of light guides extends MENTOR’S multi-category portfolio by adding over 150 new miniature light guides. In total, MENTOR offers 452 variations of standard light guides, 209 of which are immediately available from stock with low MOQs.

Miniature Light Guides – another innovative, cost-effective solution from MENTOR!

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