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Custom Interconnect Pins for Your Specialty Lighting Needs

Our custom contact pins are designed to reduce waste and prevent imperfections via our unique swaging process. Our lamp pins are economical and are used in:

  • LED
  • Fluorescent
  • UV Bases
  • and Other Specialty Applications

They can also be used in specialty applications such as UV lamps for water and air purification and high-intensity theatrical, operating theater and runway lighting. For those out of the ordinary applications, our custom contact pins can help meet your needs.


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Specialty Lighting Applications

Our custom interconnect pins are used in a wide range of lighting applications.

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Our precision pin tips reduce insertion and mating forces by up to 35%. Our connector pins are used in light connectors.

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Our mechanical pins are used in timers for plug-in pin timers for your lighting needs.

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Overmolding allows for ease of connecting and protects lighting that is exposed to harsh conditions such as those use in automobiles or outdoor uses.

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Control PCBs

Control PCBs are used in programmable light controllers, such as those used for LEDs.

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“When it’s time for a new custom lamp base pin, we call Bead. And we've been doing that for over 30 years. They understand how design and application work and that makes them really easy to work with.”

- Engineer, Lighting Manufacturer

Custom Interconnect Solutions for the Lighting Industry

Our custom interconnect pins are used in a wide range of lighting applications.

  • Custom Contact Pins

    Custom Contact Pins

    Our engineering and manufacturing capabilities enable our team to respond quickly and listen to your needs. We surpass others in the market with our unique ability to design, tool and produce custom contact pins that match your exact requirements, while we ramp up production.

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  • End-to-End Pins

    End-to-End Pins

    Our unique swaging process guarantees the highest quality End-to-End contact pins for reliable automatic insertion. Tandem Pin® brand End-to-End contact pins have precision tips for lower insertion force and more dependable connections. Consistent length and a smooth transition between the pin tip and body assure accurate cut-off and cleaner insertion.

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  • Hollow Pins

    Hollow Pins

    Our Hollow Pins provide the functionality you need at 30-70% savings compared to machined contacts. Hollow pins are available in a wide variety of configurations including: Collars, flats, barbs, seamed or seamless, with open or closed ends.

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  • Solid Wire Pins

    Solid Wire Pins

    Bead's precision pin tips reduce insertion and mating forces by up to 35%. This makes them ideal for all your PCB, connector and wire wrap applications. Square and round solid wire pins are available in a wide variety of configurations, including: straight, right angle, offset, stars, flanges, serrations and barbs. Standard sizes are available from stock and custom pins can be designed and produced quickly with minimal tooling cost.

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  • Pin Assemblies

    Pin Assemblies

    Our high performance C–197 alloy pins and our open designs provide excellent electrical and thermal conductivity. You specify the pin size, length, shape, configuration and pitch, and we will build your custom design. You can even mix different pin types and sizes in a single connector.

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