Versatile RGB LED Offers Independent Control Of Red, Green, And Blue!


Vishay Intertechnology has launched a new high-brightness, tricolor LED which provides independent control of Red, Green, and Blue chips for wide color range optimized for interior automotive lighting, RGB displays, and backlighting.

The VLMRGB6112.. LED features separate red, green, and blue LED chips inside the compact 3.5 x 2.8 x 1.45 mm PLCC-6 surface-mount package, and enables individual control of each chip. This makes it possible to realize every color within the color room defined by the gamut triangle area inside the CIE 1931 color space through color mixing.

Applications for the new wide color range LED include custom “welcome illumination” in next-generation automobiles; large-format, full-color message and video display boards; backlighting in consumer devices and appliances such as PDAs, televisions, ovens, and microwaves; and a wide range of accent and decorative lighting.

“The device utilizes high-brightness AllnGaP and InGaN technologies to deliver luminous intensity to 1800 mcd at 20 mA and features a ±60° angle of half intensity”, Vishay said in the announcement.


The highly-reliable LED offers a wide temperature range from -40 °C to +110 °C, excellent corrosion robustness and sulfur resistance (H2S), and a UV-stable, diffused silicone casting compound for a long lifetime.

In addition, the LED is AEC-Q101-qualified, offers a Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) of 2, and withstands ESD voltages up to 2 kV in accordance with JESD22-A114-B. Compatible with IR reflow soldering, the device is RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green.

Samples and production quantities of the VLMRGB6112.. are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for large orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery only is $0.25 per piece.

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