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Horizontal light guides – for mounting on circuit boards

Horizontal circuit board-mountable light guides (horizontal light guides) from MENTOR are used in professional electronic developments if the radiating surface on the front panel is to be positioned at right angles to the circuit board. As a rule, it is fixed to the circuit board with press-fit lugs.
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Horizontal light guides
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A variety of options


With its spectrum of horizontal light guides, MENTOR offers a very wide range of solutions. Individual or multiple light guides in single, double, triple and quadruple row versions with up to 40-way displays. As well as classic round versions with Ø3mm or bar graph displays with radiating surfaces of 2 x 5 mm, many great miniaturised versions are available. Miniaturised versions with square beam surfaces may also be supplied. All versions are available in a variety of different lengths.
Custom light guide solutions


The MENTOR range of high-quality standard light guides offers a wide spectrum of very varied solutions. However, in cases where a customised design represents the best solution, MENTOR still offers a great many options. A special length (Size A) can in many cases be implemented simply and at no or minimal tooling cost. Other head shapes and sizes or coloured light guides are also possible. More about custom light guide solutions.
Design


Since light guides always impact on the human/product interface, they influence the design of the devices. Here the horizontal light guides with round and square radiating surfaces offer a wide variety of aesthetically pleasing options, as do the versions with rectangular radiating surfaces (bar graphs). An excellent light pattern always ensures high-quality visualisation here.
Head shapes


Round
Square
Rectangular
Square light guides


Square light guides offer designers and device developers new possibilities to design their products in an individual way and to differentiate them from products of competitors. More about square light guides.
Horizontal light guides


The miniaturised versions of the horizontal light guides are available as individual or multiple light guides. With round (Ø 2 mm), square (1.4 x 1.4 mm) or rectangular (1.7 x 3 mm ) radiating surfaces, they offer a wide range of possible designs in a very compact space. More about miniature light guides.
Horizontal light guides ...
... with round head


The classic models among light guides are those designed with a round head. MENTOR offers a range of horizontal light guides with single row to quadruple row versions. These are available with a head size of Ø3 mm in grid size 5.08 and as miniaturised versions with a head size of Ø2 mm in grid size 2.54.

... with rectangular head (bar graphs)


Light guides with a rectangular head (bar graph displays) have a radiating surface of 2 x 5 mm or 1.7 x 3 mm in the miniaturised version. They are all available as individual or multiple light guides of different lengths.

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horizontal light guides...

...with rectangular head, single row (bar graph)
...with rectangular head, miniaturised
... with square head


Square light guides extend the spectrum for designing modern display systems and offer the possibility of designing products individually and differentiating them from products of competitors. The range of horizontal square light guides includes single row and triple row versions as single or multiple guides with a display area of 1.4 x 1.4 mm.

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horizontal light guides...

...with square head, single row
...with square head, triple row
...with square head, all
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Introduction and General Overview
Customised solutions
References for light guides / opto
Technical Data. LED Recommendations.

Square light guides

General description
For front panel assembly
... All
For circuit board assembly
... Horizontal, All
... Horizontal, 1-row
... Horizontal, 3-row

M-Cut 2D –light guide systems

General description
Versions
... Area Light Guide
... Bargraph Light Guide
... Solid Strip Light Guide
... All

Flexible Light Guides

General description
Range overview
Versions
... For SMD-LEDs
... For THT LEDs
... Accessories
Miniature Light Guides

General description
Range overview
For front panel assembly
... Standard
... IP68
... All
for PCB-mounting
... Horizontal, Round
... Horizontal, Square
... Horizontal, Rectangular
... Horizontal, All
... Vertical, Round
... Vertical, Square
... Vertical, Rectangular

Front panel Light Guides

General description
Range overview
Front-mounted
... Round, Inject face: Straight (0°)
... Round, Inject face: Angular (45°)
... Accessories
... IP68, Round, Inject face: Straight (0°)
... IP68, Round, Inject face: Angular (45°)
... Square head, Inject face: Straight (0°)
Rear-mounted
... Round, Single, Planar
... Round, Single, Spherical
... Round, Single, All
... Round, Multiple, Planar
... Round, Multiple, Spherical
... Round, Multiple, All
Horizontal Light Guides

General description
Range overview
With round head
... 1-row
... 2-row
... 3-row
... 4-row
With square head
... 1-row
... 3-row
With rectangular head
... 1-row (Bargraph)

Vertical Light Guides

General description
Range overview
With round head
... Single elements
... Multi-column, 1-row
... Multi-column, 2-row
... Multi-column, 3-row
... Multi-column, 4-row
With rectangular head
... Single elements, 1-row
... Multi-column, 1-row, 2 x 5 mm, Grid 5,08
... Multi-column, 1-row, 2 x 5 mm, Grid 2,54
... Multi-column, 1-row, 2 x 3 mm (miniaturised)