Patent Number: 7,611,376

Title: LED socket

Abstract: An LED electrical connector is attachable to a display panel or surface. The LED connector includes a housing having a base, a backplate, and a contact arrangement. The base and backplate form a housing for the contact arrangement and a channel for a cable. The base has a collar to receive an LED, with apertures for the LED contact legs. The contact arrangement includes a first contact having points, and a first terminal in common with the points. The first terminal engages the anode or cathode leg of the LED. A second contact has points and a second terminal interconnected to the points by a resistor. The second terminal configured to frictionally engage an anode or cathode leg. The first and the second contact points pierce insulation on the electrical cord to electrically engage the respective conductors of the cable, to energize the LED.

Inventors: Daily; Christopher George (Harrisburg, PA), Landis; John Michael (Camp Hill, PA)

Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation

International Classification: H01R 4/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017