Pacoima, Calif. (August 17, 2005) - JKL Components Corporation, a recognized leader and innovator in the design and production of miniature fluorescent lamps and power inverters, today announced its introduction of an entirely new line of 2.6mm diameter cold cathode fluorescent lamps ranging in length from 346mm to 600mm (approximately 13 to 24 inches). They are the longest such lamps in the industry. The announcement was made by JKL president and technical director, Joseph S. Velas. Targeting a growing demand from both the industrial and consumer markets for large flat panel displays, Velas indicated that his company is poised to work with customers from prototype to production to assure they deliver evenly illuminated, bright displays for use in any viewing environment. The CF Series of miniature fluorescent lamps have an x-y color output of 345?0.1 and 360?0.1 respectively at 5000? Kelvin. Starting circuit voltages run from 1450Vrms to 2340Vrms at 0?C, increasing proportionately with the length of the lamp. Operating lamp current is 6?1 mArms, and the lamps deliver 36,000 candelas/m2?15%. Velas emphasized the new lamp line has a rated life of 40,000 hours. "These new small diameter, extended length, mini fluorescent lamps provide our customers with the ability to tailor a backlighting package that is truly superior, in terms of light distribution, uniformity and long life." Delivery is four weeks after receipt of order, with production pricing at $4 to $6 depending on lamp length. JKL Components Corporation is a just-in-time supplier to many of the nation's leading high-volume users of miniature and sub-miniature lamps and lighting accessories. JKL offers one of the broadest selections of lamps and accessories in the industry, with over 5000 standards available from stock. The product line includes miniature cold cathode, hot cathode and ultraviolet fluorescent lamps, backlighting assemblies for liquid crystal displays, LED indicators, miniature PC board lighting, quartz halogen lamps, silicone lamp filters in colors, neon glow lamps, indicators, incandescent lamps, medical and optical lamps, aircraft lamps, and automotive lighting and displays. For additional information, please contact Sherry Carpenter, Sales Manager of JKL Components Corporation, 13343 Paxton St., Pacoima, California 91331. Telephone 818 896-0019. Fax 818 897 3056.