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LED Makers' Old Paper Catalogs Research/Scan Help Wanted

Discussion in 'Datasheets, Manuals or Parts' started by Scotophor, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Scotophor

    Scotophor Member

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    Hi,

    This is a request for review, and perhaps scans, of the Light Bars sections of printed catalogs from Kingbright, SunLED and possibly other LED manufacturers from 1980 or earlier through 2002; pre-1991 preferred. I'm looking for the LED light bar shown as "Version 1" in the image attached, but not "Version 2" which is similar but smaller, and is currently offered by several makers. In Kingbright and SunLED .PDF catalogs from 2003 and later available online, Light Bars are usually combined with Bar Graph Arrays. In some issues Bar Graph Arrays & Light Bars are in their own catalog, sometimes they have their own chapter of a master catalog, and sometimes in master catalogs they're in subsections of Through-Hole Displays (numeric, alphanumeric & dot matrix). I hope this info makes it easier for anyone who has access to any of the catalogs I'm interested in to find the section I want to know about.

    Background:
    I'm trying to discover the manufacturer and their part number of an old LED light bar that I believe was probably made by Kingbright or SunLED. The reason I think this is, a retail distributor who packaged the LED I'm interested in, Cal West Supply Inc., later replaced that LED with a similar but smaller one, Kingbright # L-835/2YDT (= SunLED # XEUY22D), without changing their retail package part number (CP-60). This later version part is a rectangular light bar with two dice spaced 6 mm center-to-center, 5 mm X 10 mm in frontal dimension. The original version's dice were 7 mm center-to-center, and it was 7 mm X 14 mm in frontal dimension. I believe that a manufacturer such as Kingbright would not change a part's size so significantly without changing their part number. To confirm or refute my hunch, I seek knowledge of old Kingbright and SunLED catalogs, to try to find the part number of the original, larger version. Kingbright was established in 1980 and SunLED was established in 1989. As of early 2005, the Cal West Supply/CAL-PAK LED catalog consisted of over 60 LED styles, of which two were SunLED parts and the remainder were Kingbright. Even the two styles Cal West claimed to have sourced from SunLED, had Kingbright equivalents. The part I'm looking for was first made some time before 1991, and was apparently discontinued some time before 2003. I'm hoping that knowing the part number and manufacturer, if they differ from the modern smaller version, might help me to locate more of these parts.

    Other possible makers, IMO less likely to have made the part I'm interested in:
    LEDtronics, Litronix, Lumex, Wintech, Dialight, Everlight, Toshiba, Nichia, Stanley, Avago/Hewlett-Packard, Lite-On, General Instrument, Monsanto, Rohm, Siemens, Fairchild, Vishay

    Thanks in advance for your help!


    EDIT: I will keep this post updated with catalogs that have been checked.
    The list of successes--
    none yet!


    ... and failures--
    AEG Telefunken Optoelectronic Devices Data Book, 1981/82
    Everlight Optoelectronic Components Catalogues, all editions from 2011-2015
    Fairchild Full Line Condensed Catalog, 1975, 1978
    Fairchild Optoelectronics Data Books, 1978, 1980
    Fairchild Semiconductor catalog, Optoelectronics section, 2004
    Ferranti Semiconductors Optoelectronic Devices, 1981
    General Electric Semiconductor Data Handbook, 1977
    General Instrument (Monsanto) Catalogs of Optoelectronic Products, 1980, 1985
    Hewlett-Packard Solid State Devices, 1969 (no LEDs)
    Hewlett-Packard Solid State Display and Optoelectronics Designers Catalog, 1973
    Hewlett-Packard Optoelectronics Designers Catalogs, 1977-1980, 1983, 1986, 1988-1989, 1991-1992, 1993, 1996
    Kingbright Catalogs, Light Bars & Bar Graph Arrays, all editions from 2003-2015
    Litronix (Siemens) Optoelectronics Catalog, 1982
    Monsanto Solid State Optoelectronics Catalog, 1977
    Motorola Optoelectronic Data Book, 1981-82 (no LEDs)
    Motorola Optoelectronics Device Data DL118 Rev 5 - 1995 (no LEDs)
    National Semiconductor Optoelectronics Handbook, 1979
    NEC Optoelectronic Products, 1985
    ROHM LED data book (Pub. No. 95-041.1), 1995
    Siemens Optoelectronics Semiconductors Data Book, 1975/76
    SunLED Corporation Optoelectronic Components, 2011-2013
    SunLED Optoelectronic Components Catalogue, 2014-2015
    Texas Instruments Optoelectronics Data Book, 1983
    Toshiba Optoelectronic Semiconductors, 1984
    TRW Optron Products Optoelectronics Data Book, 1982 (no LEDs)
    Xciton Optoelectronics, 1978, 1983

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    Update: I have received a report of nothing matching in the 1995 ROHM LED data book (Pub. No. 95-041.1), section entitled, "LED Flat Displays".
     
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    Nothing matching my request in:
    AEG Telefunken Optoelectronic Devices Data Book, 1981/82
    Fairchild Full Line Condensed Catalogs, 1975, 1978
    Fairchild Optoelectronics Data Books, 1978, 1980
    Fairchild Semiconductor catalog, Optoelectronics section, 2004
    Ferranti Semiconductors Optoelectronic Devices, 1981
    General Electric Semiconductor Data Handbook, 1977
    General Instrument (Monsanto) Catalogs of Optoelectronics Products, 1980, 1985
    Hewlett-Packard Solid State Devices, 1969 (no LEDs)
    Hewlett-Packard Solid State Display and Optoelectronics Designers Catalog, 1973
    Hewlett-Packard Optoelectronics Designers Catalogs, 1977-1980, 1983, 1986, 1988-1989, 1991-1992, 1993, 1996
    Litronix (Siemens) Optoelectronics Catalog, 1982
    Monsanto Solid State Optoelectronics Catalog, 1977
    Motorola Optoelectronic Data Book, 1981-82 (no LEDs)
    Motorola Optoelectronics Device Data DL118 Rev 5 - 1995 (no LEDs)
    National Semiconductor Optoelectronics Handbook, 1979
    NEC Optoelectronic Products, 1985
    Siemens Optoelectronics Semiconductors Data Book, 1975/76
    Texas Instruments Optoelectronics Data Book, 1983
    Toshiba Optoelectronic Semiconductors, 1984
    TRW Optron Products Optoelectronics Data Book, 1982 (no LEDs)
    Xciton Optoelectronics, 1978, 1983
     
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