E54X Series surface-mount LEDs mount on their sides and measures 1 mm high. Illumination is at 90 degrees from the pc-board with a wide viewing angle of 120 degrees. These LEDs can be used for illuminating light guides for backlighting LCDs or control panels. Standard colors of ultra-bright red, high-efficiency red, yellow, and green are available.
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