Silicone Rubber for LED Lighting
LED lighting is one of the most energy efficient technologies on the market compared to conventional lighting technologies. It is durable, long-lasting and uses very little energy. It produces an instant bright light when switched on and has an increased lifespan. However, the lighting generates high heat which means that the materials used in the lighting systems need to be able to withstand high temperatures.
Why Use Silicone Rubber?
Silicone rubber has many properties which make it ideal for LED lighting systems. It is an excellent choice for high heat resistant lighting because it can withstand extremely high temperatures up to 230°C. Silicone rubber stays flexible at -60°C and has great performance in sub-zero conditions. Also, it has low water absorption, low risk of water and dust admittance and superb sealing properties.
Silicone is an extremely robust material that offers excellent environmental protection from oxidation, ozone, corona discharge, ultraviolet light, ionizing radiation and general weathering.
Silicone rubber is the best choice for LED lighting material because of its superior sealing properties. It prevents water, moisture or dust ingress from getting into electrical enclosures which makes it a reliable and high-performing option.
Extreme Temperature Resistance
Silicone rubber has extreme temperature resistance from 230°C to -60°C along with chemical stability and low compression set. It’s ability to perform well with the high heat generated from the diodes and being able to stay flexible in sub-zero temperatures makes silicone a very reliable and robust choice for many LED lighting projects.
Silicone is used for LED lighting projects such as:
- Stadium lighting
- Street lighting
- Automotive lighting
- Mass transit lighting
- LCD display lighting
- General lighting
Silicone is driving the evolution of LEDs. Its incredible ability to protect against environment hazards, optimal performance of sealing properties, and extreme temperature resistance make it the best choice for LED lighting.