Infrared Light Emitting Diodes (IREDs)

Source: Excelitas Technologies

Excelitas offers infrared light emitting diodes (IREDs) with varying peak wavelengths, packaging, beam angle width, reverse voltage and current, junction capacitance, response time, peak forward current, and more.

Infrared light emitting diodes (IREDs) are light sources that emit in the near infrared (NIR) spectrum. They can be combined with detectors or phototransistors in integrated assemblies for optoisolators, optical switches, retro sensors, and other sensing systems.

LEDs provide an ideal light source in many different applications, especially with their ability to emit light over a very narrow bandwidth. This allows them to emit light that appears to be a single color. They feature a small size, long operating lifespan, low power consumption, and a low cost. Infrared light emitting diodes offer the same advantages, but operate in the IR wavelength.

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