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New lighting solution: Corona lighting used as a standard component for switches, buttons, knobs, connectors, controllers and logos

08. Nov 2016 | Just like in the consumer goods sector, design aspects in the field of machinery and equipment are also becoming increasingly important. In this context, the use of lights in products is of particular relevance. More and more designers and product developers are recognizing the many ways light can be used to create a functional, aesthetic and emotional added value in their products.

Variable and cost-effective solutions: New MENTOR signal lights with SMD-LED for use in front panels and enclosure front panels

08. Nov 2016 |

Based on an SMD LED, MENTOR has developed a new signal light, which is available in a wide range as a standard product and offers a variety of options for customized solutions. During development we focused on ease of assembly, efficiency and variability, so that the new signal light can be used in many applications both indoors and outdoors.
MENTOR is expanding range of handles in eight product families

08. Nov 2016 | MENTOR, the specialist in electronic and mechanical components, has considerably expanded its range of handles and presented over 50 new handles in eight product families at Electronica in Munich.

MENTOR develops new coloured light solution for automotive and other applications.

10. Nov 2014 | Coloured lighting solutions are increasingly finding their way into many areas of life and work. Typical applications for dynamic LED mixed light are the areas automotive / transport as well as room or object illuminations featuring coloured light scenarios that can be adjusted for mood. Based on the latest RGB LED systems, MENTOR develops solutions for applications requiring a homogeneous colour picture and the perfect synchronisation of several RGB sources.

M-Cut - the new 2-D light guide system by MENTOR

10. Nov 2014 | Realising individual light guides solutions fast, simply and economically at low order quantities - this is the basic concept of the new M-Cut light guide system presented by MENTOR at the Electronica 2014.

New in the MENTOR range: Square light guides

10. Nov 2014 | As well as high functionality, aesthetic aspects are becoming ever more important for the design of modern machines and devices. To give designers and device developers even more design options, MENTOR is adding to its current round and rectangular light guides a range light guides that feature square radiating surfaces.

MENTOR presents unique multiple light guides for rear mounting in front panels

10. Nov 2014 | MENTOR supplements its recently introduced new range of “single light guides for rear mounting” with some further useful variants.The light guides for rear mounting with planar or spherical head form are now also available as multiple versions.

Custom lighting solutions from MENTOR

28. Mar 2014 | Create added-value with light. More and more designers, deve-lopment engineers and product managers are recognising the benefits of incorporating innovative lighting concepts into their products. Light will not only add functionality to a product, but it can also add an extra “emotional” dimension to clearly differentiate the product against the competition.

MENTOR introduces new panel-mounted, rear-fixing light guides for improved lighting illumination

27. Mar 2014 | Superior lighting effect and flush front-panel mounting. At Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt MENTOR showcased a clever new collection of rear-mounted light guides. This new range is the latest addition to MENTORs popular light guide offer.

MENTOR is extending its light guide range with new miniature light guides with a grid dimension of 2.54

17. Oct 2012 | MENTOR, leading manufacturer in the area of light guide systems presents its new range of miniature light guides with radiating surfaces of 2 mm diameter with a grid dimension of 2.54. Thereby, MENTOR extends its broad portfolio with of over 150 miniature light guides.

MENTOR applies for patent for 7-segment display with infinitely variable height

17. Oct 2012 | 7-segment displays are classic indicating elements that interact in combination with man-machine interfaces such as keyboards, for example. These new 7-segment displays from MENTOR compensate mechanical height differences to printed circuit boards during SMD assembly with their variable height.

MENTOR to present new ultra flat pushbutton caps for illuminated membrane keypads

17. Oct 2012 | MENTOR presents new illuminated pushbutton caps with the extremely small installation heights of 3.6 mm and 5.2 mm for use with snap domes and miniature short stroke pushbutton switches in flat input systems. Requiring only the minimum of space, these new pushbutton caps are ideal for robust custom membrane keypad designs presenting touch areas with full homogenous surface illumination.

MENTOR seeks foreign representatives

17. Sep 2012 | Since more than over 90 years MENTOR, as an internationally successful company group, develops and produces precision components in the fields of electronics, mechanics, opto-electronics and lighting.

57 students from the Technical University of Freiberg with one goal: Building an electric racing car within a year

11. Aug 2012 | Creativity, innovation and technological progress are naturally very important to us and we are pleased to support young students of the Technical University of Freiberg in their Racetech-project. Aim of the racing team is to successfully participate in the "Formula Student" - an international student competition, that combines engineering and economics with racing.

Expansion of MENTOR light industrial production in Pforzheim

30. Jul 2012 | As a lighting specialist and manufacturer of lighting modules and systems, MENTOR is in a process of continuous further development of know-how, tool manufacturing methods, production and quality measurement of the products. For this reason, MENTOR has acquired a new building situated near to its subsidiary company Albert Weidmann Licht-Elektronik GmbH in Pforzheim, where a plastic injection moulding plant is being constructed to meet special lighting production requirements.

MENTOR announces changes to its UK distribution strategy

02. May 2012 | A new UK company Multitron Ltd has been formed with active support from MENTOR. This new company has the sole objective of promoting the MENTOR brand in the UK and enhancing service levels for MENTOR’s UK customers. As from 1 July 2012 Multitron Ltd will be MENTOR’s sole agent for the UK and ROI.

Multifaceted lighting solution: Mentor presents a new optical concept "M-LEDlight illumination optics"

26. Mar 2012 | The concept module M-LEDlight illumination optics is based on a TIR collimator (Total Internal Reflection) as a base body and exchangeable facet designs for various beam properties. The company develops, simulates, tests and produces in house - the result is custom-made light engines for complex lighting solutions with targeted illumination. The light concept is being presented within the scope of the Light + Building in April 2012: hall 4.0 stand G20.

A walk on the Planck curve: M-LEDlight tunable white concept from Mentor

07. Mar 2012 | The color temperature (CCT) of the concept module is continuously adjustable and remains at a consistently high color rendition index (CRI). By controlling three different LEDs, the CCT is configured along the Planck curve in the area from 2700K to 6500K. Mentor will present the new light concept for the first time at the Light + Building in April 2012: hall 4.0 stand G20.