LEDs (light-emitting diodes) consume less energy, are long-lasting, and are eco-friendly. As they have become higher in brightness, LED’s generate high heat, meaning thermal management is critical to allow LED systems to operate at full capacity.
Silicone excels at high temperatures and provides excellent sealing properties for LED lighting that are exposed to outdoor conditions. Due to silicones’ extreme temperature resistance, chemical stability and low compression set, it is the material of choice in many LED lighting applications as it performs comfortably with high heat generated from the diodes.
Silicone also has excellent environmental resistance allowing for use in outdoor applications where protection from weathering is critical for performance.