TE Connectivity – Tactile switches include integrated high- or low-intensity coloured LEDs


TE Connectivity (TE) has released the ALCOSWITCH series of illuminated tactile switches, which offer high reliability in a multitude of board- mounted applications.

The single-pole tactile switch includes an LED indicator, which is available in low- and high- intensity versions and in eight colour options: blue, green, yellow-green, yellow, soft orange, red orange, red, and white.

The switches are provided in four actuation options: the 100 grammes-force (gf) and 160gf push-button switches are rated for 500,000 electrical cycles. The 260gf and 520gf parts are rated for 200,000 cycles.

Board assembly is facilitated by TE’s production-friendly design, which is compatible with reflow or wave solder assembly processes.


  • 50mA contact rating at 12V DC
  • Silver-plated stainless steel contacts
  • Actuator and case made from high-temperature plastic
  • Tactile and audible feedback when pressed


  • Intelligent building systems
  • Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment
  • Test and measurement instruments
  • Telecoms equipment