GE’s New Tetra® miniMAX LED System Maximizes Brightness and Uniformity in Shallow Channel Letters
How it’s better
The compact size of the Tetra miniMAX enables it to fit in applications as shallow as 1.5 inches (38mm) while also setting a new standard in efficiency and performance for shallow channel letter lighting. When compared with the previous generation Tetra Mini, it:
- •Delivers over 3 times brighter light at 24 lumens/module (6500 Kelvin) and 20 lumens/module (3200 Kelvin) respectively;
- •Offers more than 4 times greater surface coverage or 42,084 sq mm (at 3 in. depth);
- • Offers a 41 percent wider-viewing angle at 155-degrees to enhance uniformity of light throughout the application; and
- •Uses fewer LEDs per sign to achieve optimal performance, while reducing the cost of materials for sign manufacturers.
The Tetra miniMAX’s unique design features OptiLens™, a patent-pending optical lens that captures otherwise wasted light and redirects it toward the illuminated surface in a broad, 155-degree pattern. By harnessing the light, the OptiLens technology helps the Tetra miniMAX LED system efficiently deliver bright, uniform light throughout the sign. Even in the warmest or coldest operating environments (plus 60 to minus 40-degrees Celsius), the Tetra miniMAX system keeps uniform light shining across the entire sign face, providing the reliability expected from a high-performance signage solution.
The low-voltage 12VDC LED system saves time and labor costs by reducing complex wiring. The system uses off-the-shelf components, such as wire and wire connectors for greater convenience. And, the continuous wire through LED module uses IDC connectors versus soldering for maximum strain relief.
Tetra miniMAX was developed and tested using GE Six Sigma quality standards to ensure maximum reliability. An over-molded design keeps damaging moisture out to protect the LED components from failure, further ensuring GE reliability and long life. In addition, the unique acrylic OptiLens provides protection against moisture, humidity, corrosion and lumen degradation. Tetra miniMAX was also designed with environmental responsibility in mind. The system contains no lead, mercury or glass, so handling and disposal are easier. It complies with RoHS and is UL recognized.
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