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Enhancing the living environment with LED

30 May 2022
The health benefits of quality LED lighting include balanced circadian rhythm, reduced headaches and increased productivity and performance in the […]
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Intra China Production Process

30 March 2021
As an added value manufacturing partner Forge have the capabilities to tailor the manufacturing process to your needs. Do you […]
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Broaden your spectrum - non-visible LEDs

6 July 2022
Infrared and Ultraviolet are the terms used to describe radiant light that is beyond the limits of human vision at […]
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Phosphor Converted Amber

11 February 2021
‘Traditional’ monochrome Amber LEDs are made solely from compound semiconductors such as AlInGaP and emit a very narrow colour spectrum […]
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Forge Company Brochure

14 February 2020
Find out more about Forge now.
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Driverless LED Solutions

5 November 2019
Get on board with on-board electronics with Forge. Find out more now.
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Sort your Thermals

3 October 2019
Effective thermal management is fundamental to reliable LED solutions. Forge has the expertise you need. Find out more now.
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LED PCB Assembly

3 October 2019
High quality LED PCBAs on time and to your budget. Download our leaflet to find out more now.
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Mid-power LEDs

3 October 2019
The possibilities are endless with the most efficient, cost-effective light source available. Download our leaflet to find out more now.
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Grow with Forge

14 August 2019
Whatever the horticulture application, we’ll manufacture your ideal LED lighting solution. Download info on our capabilities now.
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LED PCB Design Principles

31 July 2019
Our IPC qualified engineers use the latest CAD software to design circuit boards that are optimised to be manufactured. The […]
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We Are Forge

12 June 2019
We are Forge – we’re passionate, inventive and charming. Offering fantastic career prospects in a great place to work and […]
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Create your ideal LED based grow lighting

2 April 2019
A one size fits all approach is rarely the best solution, and when it comes to lighting for horticulture, agriculture, […]
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Guide to LED Thermal Management

27 March 2019
Where is the heat coming from? Whilst LEDs are highly efficient, there is still an amount of electrical power that […]
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Custom Optics Brochure

6 March 2019
The latest topic of conversation from Forge - Custom Optics.  Give our brochure a read now to find out more.
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Consider custom LED solutions and wave goodbye to obsolescence

27 February 2019
In recent years there has been a big push in a wide range of markets to pursue standardisation whether its […]
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50mm LED Modules Brochure

5 February 2019
Do it your way with a cracking little downlight from Forge. Check out how you can make the module your […]
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Feel Good Factor - Tunable White

13 November 2018
Tunable white LED solutions are the easiest and most cost-effective way to take control of your lighting. A tunable solution […]
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Custom Iced Pro

21 November 2017
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Displays Brochure

8 November 2017
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Custom LED Optic - Process

16 October 2017
Using bespoke toolsets, optics can be designed for LEDs from any manufacturer for any purpose. View our video now to […]
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Custom Optic Control for LEDs

16 October 2017
Our custom optical design service ensures peak performance for any LED. The LED has changed many ways of doing things, […]
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Refrigeration Brochure

10 October 2017
Got chills!? Check out the solutions we have that are ideal for refrigeration applications.
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Flexible LED Brochure

10 October 2017
Download our flexible LED brochure now
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Light Engine Brochure

10 October 2017
Download our light engine brochure now.
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High Lumen Density LEDs

19 September 2017
High lumen density LEDs are one of the latest technology developments to emerge aimed at reducing LED lighting system costs. In many […]
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Top 10 LED Design Tips

19 September 2017
1 Know the LED Landscape You are spoilt for choice in the marketplace for LEDs with multiple package offerings from […]
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TM-30-15 – A Quick Guide

19 September 2017
Colour rending metrics assign a rating to light sources using pre-defined test colour samples, these metrics are designed to compare […]
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Photo biological Safety

19 September 2017
There’s a lot of talk about ‘Photo-Biological Safety’ in the LED lighting world these days.  Mainly because on 27 April […]
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Mid-Power vs High Power

19 September 2017
If you have followed the development of lighting-class LEDs over the last 10 years you will have undoubtedly witnessed an output race […]
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Maximise Efficiency, Minimise Costs

19 September 2017
Outdoor amenity lighting is the perfect application to benefit from LED technology. From reducing maintenance costs and saving energy to […]
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LM79, LM80, TM21 and L70 … Confused?

19 September 2017
The LED lighting industry is awash with confusing jargon and abbreviations.  Here’s four for starters:- L70, LM79, LM80, TM21.  So what do they […]
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LED Terminology

19 September 2017
There are many technical terms that cover the measurements and characteristics of light. Here’s a selection of the essential terms. Beam […]
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LED Lighting Standardisation – Hit or Miss?

19 September 2017
David Scott-Maxwell, our Managing Director, discusses the merits of LED light source standards. The world of LED lighting continues to […]
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LED Failure Modes

19 September 2017
LED lighting is incredibly robust and reliable. However, the performance of LEDs can be reduced and even fail if the LED module […]
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LED Colours You Never Thought Possible

19 September 2017
The Forge  Design Team enjoy an unrivalled perspective of up and coming LED developments and have noted a recent widening of availability of […]
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Chemical Compatibility

19 September 2017
The LED Lighting industry has come a long way in the last 10 years. And the LEDs themselves have got better […]
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Human Centric LED Solutions

19 September 2017
For a few years now we’ve been reading various articles and studies regarding LED light for horticulture, horses and livestock. […]
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High Intensity LEDs

18 September 2017
Stadium lighting, stage lighting, flashlights and retail spotlights; these are all applications that require high intensity light sources and that […]
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Electrostatic Discharge

18 September 2017
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a sudden transfer or ‘discharge’ of static charge from one object to another which can cause […]
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Electrical Safety

18 September 2017
Rules and regulations covering electrical safety have been developed by the EU to prevent the hazard of electrical shock in […]
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LED Driver Failures

18 September 2017
LED components can be designed and selected to offer reliability and long life. However it is also critical to consider […]
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LED Overheating – Causes and Fixes

18 September 2017
High power lighting-class LEDs can run at impressively high temperatures.  But there’s a limit to how much power LEDs can […]
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Cree EasyWhite Versus LumiLEDs

18 September 2017
A question we are often asked here at Forge  is how do the MacAdam-Step binning regimes of Cree and Lumileds compare?  This brief article […]
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Energy Efficient LED Amenity Lighting

18 September 2017
Outdoor amenity lighting is one of many applications where LED technology can deliver significant energy savings and a profound reduction […]
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Chip On Board LED Arrays

13 September 2017
Chip-on-board (COB) LED arrays represent a cost-effective route to deliver performance, colour quality and reliability to an LED based lighting […]
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8 x 8 1.3″ (32mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

10 May 2022
8 x 8 1.3″ (32mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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0.3″ (7.6mm) White Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.3″ (7.6mm) White Seven Segment Display
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0.39″ (10mm) White Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.39″ (10mm) White Seven Segment Display
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0.56″ (14.2mm) White Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.56″ (14.2mm) White Seven Segment Display
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0.3″ (7.6mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.3″ (7.6mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.4″ (10.2mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.4″ (10.2mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.5″ (12.7mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.5″ (12.7mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.56″(14.2mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.56″(14.2mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.8″ (20mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.8″ (20mm) Dual Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.36″ (9.1mm) Triple Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.36″ (9.1mm) Triple Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.4″ (10.2mm) Triple Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.4″ (10.2mm) Triple Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.52″ (13.2mm) Triple Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.52″ (13.2mm) Triple Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.56″ (14.2mm) Triple Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.56″ (14.2mm) Triple Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.36″ (9.2mm) Quad Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.36″ (9.2mm) Quad Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.39″ (10mm) Quad Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.39″ (10mm) Quad Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.40″ (10.16mm) Quad Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.40″ (10.16mm) Quad Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.56″ (14.2mm) Quad Digit Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.56″ (14.2mm) Quad Digit Seven Segment Display
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0.56″ (14mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.56″ (14mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display
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0.8″ (20mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
0.8″ (20mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display
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1.0″ (25mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
1.0″ (25mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display
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1.5″ (38mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
1.5″ (38mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display
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1.8″ (46mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display

9 May 2022
1.8″ (46mm) Interlocking Seven Segment Display
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5 x 7 0.7″ (18mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 0.7″ (18mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 1.2″ (30mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 1.2″ (30mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 3.1″ (80mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 3.1″ (80mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 4.1″ (106mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 4.1″ (106mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 0.7″ (18mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 0.7″ (18mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 1.2″ (30mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 1.2″ (30mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 2.1″ (53mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 2.1″ (53mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 0.7″ (18mm) White Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 0.7″ (18mm) White Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 1.2″ (30mm) White Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 1.2″ (30mm) White Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 2.1″ (53mm) White Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 2.1″ (53mm) White Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 1.2″ (30mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 1.2″ (30mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 2.1″ (53mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 2.1″ (53mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 3.1″ (80mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 3.1″ (80mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 7 4.1″ (106mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 7 4.1″ (106mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 8 1.5″ (38mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 8 1.5″ (38mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 8 2.4″ (61mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 8 2.4″ (61mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 8 3.5″ (90mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 8 3.5″ (90mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 8 4.8″ (121mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 8 4.8″ (121mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 8 2.4″ (61mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 8 2.4″ (61mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 8 3.5″ (90mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 8 3.5″ (90mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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5 x 8 4.8″ (121mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
5 x 8 4.8″ (121mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 0.8″ (20mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 0.8″ (20mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 1.3″ (32mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 1.3″ (32mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 1.5″ (38mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 1.5″ (38mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 1.9″ (48mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 1.9″ (48mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 2.3″ (60mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 2.3″ (60mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 0.8″ (20mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 0.8″ (20mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 1.3″ (32mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 1.3″ (32mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 1.5″ (38mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 1.5″ (38mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 1.9″ (48mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 1.9″ (48mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 2.3″ (60mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 2.3″ (60mm) High Performance Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 1.3″ (32mm) White Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 1.3″ (32mm) White Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 0.8″ (20mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 0.8″ (20mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 1.9″ (48mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 1.9″ (48mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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8 x 8 2.3″ (60mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
8 x 8 2.3″ (60mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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4 x 4 2.0″ (50.1mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
4 x 4 2.0″ (50.1mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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4 x 4 4.2″ (108mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
4 x 4 4.2″ (108mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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4 x 4 4.2″ (108mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display

9 May 2022
4 x 4 4.2″ (108mm) Single Colour Dot Matrix Display
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4.0″ (102mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 4.0″ (102mm) Seven Segment Display
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3.0″ (76mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit -  3.0″ (76mm) Seven Segment Display
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2.3″ (57mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 2.3″ (57mm) Seven Segment Display
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1.8″ (46mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 1.8″ (46mm) Seven Segment Display
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1.5″ (38.1mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 1.5″ (38.1mm) Seven Segment Display
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1.02″ (26mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 1.02″ (26mm) Seven Segment Display
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1.0″ (25mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 1.0″ (25mm) Seven Segment Display
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0.80″ (20mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 0.80″ (20mm) Seven Segment Display
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0.56″ (14.2mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 0.56″ (14.2mm) Seven Segment Display
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0.52″ (13.2mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 0.52″ (13.2mm) Seven Segment Display
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0.50″ (12.7mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 0.50″ (12.7mm) Seven Segment Display
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0.43″ (11mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 0.43″ (11mm) Seven Segment Display
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0.39″ (10mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single digit - 0.39″ (10mm) Seven Segment Display
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4 x 4 2.0″ (50.1mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display

3 October 2017
4 x 4 2.0″ (50.1mm) Bi-Colour Dot Matrix Display
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0.36″ (9.1mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit - 0.36″ (9.1mm) Seven Segment Display
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0.3″ (7.6mm) Seven Segment Display

3 October 2017
Single Digit -  0.3″ (7.6mm) Seven Segment Display
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0.31" (7.8mm) Seven Segment Display

28 September 2017
Single Digit - 0.31" (7.8mm) Seven Segment Display
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