Dow Corning, a leading global silicones supplier, will conduct live demonstrations at its booth at LIGHTFAIR International 2013 to spotlight how silicones can increase efficiency, expand LED design options and provide greatly improved process ability.
“The lighting industry is demanding greater brightness from increasingly smaller and more compact LED designs, causing lamps and luminaires to become progressively hotter,” said Hugo da Silva, global industry director, Next-Generation Lighting at Dow Corning. “Heat is the enemy of LED performance, reliability and lifetime, and our new innovations will raise the bar with cost-effective options for combatting these higher temperatures. Combined with our extensive portfolio of high-performance silicone adhesives, coatings, encapsulants and optical solutions for LEDs, we will demonstrate at our booth how Dow Corning’s silicone technologies are helping the industry overcome design challenges to pioneer next-generation, high-brightness LED lamps and luminaires.”
Dow Corning’s planned new-product introduction at LFI 2013 will encompass four silicone-based materials designed to improve performance and reliability of LED lighting through enhanced thermal management. They will enable LED designers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate multiple functions into fewer parts, or to incorporate smaller or more complex features. The new materials expand manufacturing options to help LED lamp and luminaire OEMs potentially lower the total cost of ownership of their products.
Dow Corning to show latest silicone technologies at LIGHTFAI