SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

September 01, 2010 11:00 ET

Vishay's New White, Non-Diffused 3-mm LED Utilizes Ultrabright InGaN Technology to Achieve High Luminous Intensity From 4,500 mcd to 11,250 mcd

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) -  Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new white, non-diffused 3-mm LED optimized for high-end applications with extreme luminous intensity requirements. Utilizing ultrabright InGaN technology, the VLHW4100 features a high luminous intensity from 4,500 mcd to 11,250 mcd at 20 mA.

The LED released today features a clear, untinted plastic case with a lens and viewing angle of 22.5 deg., and high light output and visibility performance. With its luminous intensity, the VLHW4100 provides an alternative to incandescent lamps and is intended for a wide range of general and consumer applications, including interior and exterior lighting, outdoor LED panels, light guides, and instrumentation and front panel indicators.

The VLHW4100 offers low thermal resistance down to 400 K/W and power dissipation up to 95 mW. Featuring a 22.5 deg. angle of half intensity, the device is luminous categorized, per packaging unit, for luminous intensity and color. ESD-withstand voltage for the LED is up to 2 kV, in accordance with JESD22-A114-B. The device is compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC.

Samples and production quantities of the new VLHW4100 LED are available now with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay LEDs at

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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