The Fairchild/ON Semiconductor 002458-LED55C is an infrared (IR) LED with a forward voltage of 1.7V and a viewing angle of 16°. The LED is housed in a TO-46-2 lens top metal can and can operate at a temperature range of -65°C to 125°C (TA). The LED has a maximum continuous forward current of 100mA. With a wavelength of 940nm, this LED is ideal for use in optoelectronic products. The LED has a medium popularity and a limited supply and demand status. The fake threat in the open market is 50 pct. The LED finds application in LED lighting, sensing and instrumentation, automation and process control, and safety.