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Hot-Cathode Fluorescents Offer Installation Simplicity

JKL Components Corporation Press Release - 3/19/2007

Design with Hot-Cathode Fluorescents Made Simple with IC Board

BGF series of hot cathode fluorescent lamps

BGF series of hot cathode fluorescent lamps

PACOIMA, Ca. - JKL Components Corporation presents the BGF series of hot cathode fluorescent lamps in white and ultraviolet emissions. The lamps operate on 5 and 24 Volts DC. 5 volts are required for a filament, and 24 for the electrodes, making this form of fluorescent lighting extremely power-efficient and easy to run.

The BGF lamps measure 7mm in diameter and only 17mm in length, making them ideal for portable applications.

Because the initial startup circuitry to run the lamps is somewhat complicated, JKL has developed a small footprint IC board incorporating a switch circuit which only requires a 24 Volt input to properly operate the lamp. The lamp assembly can then be installed with ease to evaluate operational performance in new designs.

The new board available from JKL has the necessary components built into them on a small footprint board with connector pins built in for easy installment on prototype designs.

The new board is available now and is complementary for qualified sample packages.

About JKL Components Corporation

JKL Components Corporation located in Pacoima, California, was established in 1972 as a privately owned corporation in the state of California. From the onset, the company has provided thoughtfully engineered solutions to a wide variety of lighting needs.

JKL is one of the nation's leading suppliers and distributors of miniature and sub-miniature lamps and lighting accessories. It offers a wide selection of standard lamps and sockets, available from stock plus a full range of custom and special assembly services. Over the years, the company has earned a reputation for quality, reliability and consistently high levels of customer service and support.

For more information, visit the company's website at:

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