IDEC Corporation announces a part number unification and consolidation for the TW Series of switches, affecting illuminated pushbuttons and pilot lights.
The lenses for the illuminated models are being consolidated. Previously, there were separate lenses for incandescent and LED models, but the introduction of the new superbright LED lamps has made this unnecessary. As of May 2002 we are offering only one shade of each color lens for all illuminated TW switches. All new lenses are distinguished by an additional "U" in the part number.
A full range of colors will still be available including amber, green, red, blue, white and yellow, but the shades may differ slightly from previous models. Attached is a complete list of old lenses and the suggested replacements. Cases where the unified lens model will be a different shade/hue are indicated.
The new part numbers affect ONLY sub-assembled orders; there is no change to assembled TW switches. Please be aware that some items previously ordered will be supplied with a different shade/hue of the lens as a result of this consolidation (see list for details).