New Diffused Light Pipe Family from VCC Provides A Soft Appearance in Dark Environments

SAN DIEGO, CA — VCC, the global leader in indication and specialty illumination solutions, has designed a family of rigid light pipes with a diffused, frosted surface texture for enhanced scattering of bright field light, which provides a softer glow. The 3mm LFB Series and 5mm LFC Series litepipes™ easily extend light from the board to the desired surface for applications where bright, hot indication would not be pleasing to the eye. This includes audio/video equipment, IoT equipment, darkroom equipment, home theater & entertainment systems, medical equipment, security systems, studio control panels, transportation dashboards and more.

Made of optical grade polycarbonate for maximum light transmission, the LFB and LFC Series litepipes have a round surface that reduces the luminous intensity, provides uniform brightness, and offers a wide viewing angle of 120 degrees.

Providing significant assembly time and cost savings, the low-profile LFB and LFC Series have crushable ribs and press fit (front) terminations that simplify the production environment and ease installation.

The light pipes are available in a wide range of lengths to simplify PCB positioning in relation to the display panel. Standard lengths range from 0.125” (3.2mm) to 1.000” (25.4mm), and custom lengths are available upon request.

Low-profile LFB and LFC Series litepipes™ feature a frosted surface for a softer glow with 120-degree viewing angle

For high vibration applications, VCC offers field-proven retainer clips that provide a secure and uniform placement of the litepipe to the panel. The RTN112 retainer secures the LFB 3mm litepipe and the RTN125 retainer secures the LFC 5mm litepipe.


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  • Press fit, low profile diffused rigid light pipes with excellent optical appearance
  • Front panel mount with crushable ribs that simplifies installation and enables unlimited flush panel design opportunities
  • 3mm & 5mm low-profile press fit light pipes with optional retainer for high-vibration environments
  • Diffused, frosted surface that provides uniform brightness, a soft glow and a wide viewing angle at 120 degrees
  • Offered in a wide range of lengths which simplifies the PCB positioning in relation to the display panel

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VCC’s broad offering of light pipes include rigid or flexible solutions in modular, low-profile or one-piece versions. The high-performance LITEPIPE®series of modular light pipes are constructed of optical grade acrylic for optimal light transmittance. The Flexfire™ flexible light pipes provide the easiest method of transmitting light from a board-mounted LED to a front panel. The Bright*Pipes™ family of optical light pipes economically conduct light from SMT LEDs to provide bright and even indication of function status for equipment.

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