Flexible Solutions

Material Highlight: BISCO HT-800 Medium Silicone Foam

Posted by Katie Sullivan

May 27, 2020 12:02:32 PM

Per the Rogers Corporation Website, Rogers “BISCO HT-800 Medium Cellular Silicone offers the lightness of foam with the enhanced sealing capabilities of sponge rubber.” In this post, we are going to dive a little deeper into this excellent material.

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Topics: Foams, LED Lighting, BISCO Silicone, Silicone

PTFE Membrane Vents for Protecting LED Lighting Enclosures

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Mar 16, 2016 10:27:13 AM

Hydrophobic microporus vents are a cost-effective way to protect your LED product by keeping dust and liquids out of the enclosure and relieving positive pressure or negative pressure in the enclosure.

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Topics: IP Rating, LED Lighting

Bend, Blend and Reshape light with Luminit light shaping diffusers

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Feb 9, 2016 9:30:00 AM

What is a Light Shaping Diffuser?

Manufactured by Luminit - LSDs are light diffusing films with patented holographic patterns embedded into optically clear polycarbonate or polyester sheets.  They homogenize and directionally shape light with high-transmission efficiency.  Applications that could benefit from this technology are LED lighting, architectural lighting, recessed down lighting, signs & displays.  

 

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Topics: manufacturing techniques, LED Lighting

3M Flame Barrier FRB - MATERIAL SOLUTION FOR LED LUMINAIRES

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Jan 20, 2016 12:12:24 PM

What is 3M™ FRB?  

It is a thin flexible insulation made primarily of inorganic materials that is easily converted. The FRB barrier provides the very high flammability and ignitability resistance, excellent arc and track resistance, good dielectric strength and good thermal performance to safely contain electrical hazards.

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Topics: LED Lighting

Thermal Management in LED Light Assemblies

Posted by Katie Sullivan

Jan 11, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Thermally Conductive Materials in LED Assemblies

Although LEDs are considerably more efficient than traditional lighting forms, they do still produce heat. This heat can have an adverse effect on the LED and therefore must be managed to ensure the true benefits of this technology are realized. If excessive junction temperatures are reached, particularly above the maximum operating temperature of the LED (~120-150˚C), a non-recoverable effect could occur, leading to complete failure. Operating temperature is a directly related to the lifetime of the LED; the higher the temperature, the shorter the LED life.

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Topics: Thermal Management, LED Lighting