Light Pipe Protection for Rugged Harsh Environments

The need for product illumination is increasing as design engineers develop technology products used in new and different internal and external locations. Designers require various levels of protection to ensure circuitry is safe and will perform continuously. Bivar IP Rated Light Pipe products and systems solve problems and offer design options for strength and protection from the ingress of particulates, electrostatic discharge, vibration, and physical impact.

IP stands for Ingress Protection which is a system for classifying the degrees of protection provided for electrical equipment that has been developed by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). These standards are designed to numerically rate an electrical product on the level of protection its afforded. The classification is represented by the prefix, IP, along with two numbers. The first number is for protection against solids while the second number is for protection against liquid.

See how Bivar can help you plan in the early stages of design to get the most from your product illumination.

Common Feature Definitions

Sealing Ring - Made out of Polyurethane with a hardness shore D60. Similar to a hard rubber.
Sealing Gasket - Made out of an open cell urethane than can experience more compression than our sealing ring. Similar to a soft squishy material.
Threaded with Mounting Hardware - Hex nut and lock washer.
Pre-Installed Sealing Gasket (Ring) - Encircles lens.
IP54 - Offers dust protection and protects against splashing of water from all angles.
IP67 - Offers complete dust protection from airborne particles while also protecting against water for up to 30 minutes at 1 meter depth.


IP Rated Rigid Light Pipes: Panel Press-Fit

RHD

IP67 heavy-duty threaded retention for maximum protection in industrial-grade applications.

  • Available in 6mm or 9mm front-mount lens size.
  • Vertical and right-angle configurations.
  • Ideal for space-constrained spaces inside enclosures and on PCB’s.
  • Range of lengths and lens colors.
  • Use with panel thickness 0.059 in. (1.5mm) to 0.236 in. (6.0mm)
  • Hardware included.

SGLC

IP68 Rated Sealing Gasket Lens Cap designed to provide ingress protection to LED status indication for applications exposed to harsh environments.

  • Available in 3mm lens diameter.
  • Fits into a .265 in. (6.7mm) round panel cutout.
  • Available in low-profile dome and flat
  • Use with panel thickness .118 in. (2.56mm) and .250 in. (6.35mm)
  • Fresnel lens style with color (blue, green, red, yellow) lens options.

PLTR

Rigid Front Mounting Press Fit light pipe includes threaded retention so when properly tightened with a torque wrench will provide a secure fit for harsh environment protection.

  • Available in 3mm or 5mm front-mount lens size.
  • Lengths from .25 in. (6.4mm) to 3.0 in. (76.2mm)
  • Includes black or white polyurethane sealing gasket.
  • Use with panel thickness 0.047 in. to 0.093 in.
  • Hardware included. Torque 6-7 in-oz.

PLP5

Rear-mount 5mm lens size round shaped single station short distance light pipe.

  • Rear-mount 5mm lens size. Domed or flat lens appearance.
  • Lengths from .125 in. (3.2mm) to 1.50 in. (38.1 mm).
  • Helps protect sensitive components from ESD.
  • Use with panel thickness .047 in. to .093 in.
  • Diffused, smoked, and color (blue, black, green, gray, red, yellow) lens options.

PLW5

Wide-capture lower body provides micro-lens to capture and emit more LED light.

  • Available in 5mm front-mount low-profile lens size.
  • Lengths from .125 in. (3.2mm) to .5 in. (12.7mm).
  • Use with panel thickness 0.047"- 0.093".
  • Diffused, smoked, and color (blue, green, red, yellow) lens options.

IP Rated Flexible Light Pipes – SMD LED Systems

SZ IP54

IP54 ZeroLightBleed™ adapter system for Bivar SMD LED and flexible light pipe.

  • 3 mounting options: Surface Mount, Firm Retention, Post Retention
  • Adapter with splash-guard built-in SMD LED option. Available in single and multi-color.
  • Reinforced packaging ideal for rugged environment applications.
  • Available in 1mm, 2mm optical fiber diameter. Length 1.00 in. to over 100 ft.
  • Optical fiber colors: red, green, blue, yellow, white, black.
  • Range of IP54 lens sizes, shapes, and colors available.

SMFLP System (SF1, SF2)

Board mount adapter system for Bivar SMD LED and flexible light pipe.

  • Available in 1mm, 2mm optical fiber diameter.
  • Optical fiber length: 1.0 in. to over 100 ft.
  • Lens shapes: Round, Oval, Rectangular
  • Optical fiber colors: red, green, blue, yellow, white, black.
  • Range of lens sizes, and colors available.

IP Rated Flexible Light Pipes – Through-Hole LED Systems

ORFLP System (OR1)

Board mount adapter system with built-in Bivar 4-pin Through-Hole Superflux LED and Flexible Light Pipe.

  • Available in 1mm, 2mm optical fiber diameter.
  • Optical fiber length: 1.0 in. to over 100 ft.
  • Single and multi-color Superflux LEDs.
  • Lens shapes: Round, Oval, Rectangular
  • Range of lens sizes, and colors available.
  • Optical fiber colors: red, green, blue, yellow, white, black.

FLP System (FR2, FR3, FR4, FV2, FV3, FV4)

Board mount adapter with built-in Bivar Through-Hole LED and Flexible Light Pipe.

  • Available in 1mm, 2mm optical fiber diameter.
  • Optical fiber length: 1.0 in. to over 100 ft.
  • Vertical and right-angle adapter configurations.
  • Single and multi-color Through-Hole LEDs
  • Range of lens sizes, shapes, and colors.
  • Optical fiber colors: red, green, blue, yellow, white, black.

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