The LightBend™ micromechanical fiber optic switch family offers the most affordable high performance optical switch products. Based on a patented technology that provides a robust method of altering the light path, this series of products has a drastically simplified platform configuration offering high reliability and low production cost. Currently configurations include 1×1, 1×2, 1×8, 2×2, and 4×4 as well as dual 1×2 and 2×2 bypass configurations for single mode fibers, multimode, and polarization maintain fiber as we as dual window operation. The LB switches are versatile offering fiber core from 3 to 400 mm and wavelength from 450 to 8000nm.The LB switches family is intrinsically bidirectional that can transmit light in both directions at the same time. While providing high reliability, this value line of switches is designed for cost sensitive switching applications.