ELECTROLUBE has helped a commercial lighting client protect its LED lighting units against the environment, while retaining a high quality appearance.
The customer, a manufacturer of LED lighting systems, was supplying luminaires for use in a range of commercial buildings and hotel lobbies.
The LED lights needed to be resistant to UV light and outside weather conditions. But they needed to be protected without compromising their cosmetic appearance as the units would be visible even when the lights were switched off.
Electrolube investigated the customer's needs, and recommended the use of silicone resin SC3001, which offers optical clarity and good protection against harsh weather conditions.
SC3001 is an optically clear, RoHS-2 compliant (2011/65/EU), flexible, two-part encapsulation compound that is particularly suited for use in the LED lighting industry. It has low viscosity and moisture cure features, making it easy to apply in thin films.
As well as supplying the appropriate encapsulation material, Electrolube also offered advice about potting methods and the selection of appropriate production equipment.
When mixing the SC3001 components, care must be taken to avoid the introduction of excessive amounts of air. Electrolube referred its customer to suppliers of specialist automatic mixing equipment, which not only mixes both resin and hardener accurately in the correct ratio but also achieve this without introducing air.