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Environmental Protection for LEDs

The protection of an LED Luminaire and the supporting components is an important consideration for many LED designers
  • LED Encapsulants
  • Conformal Coating for LEDs
  • LED potting compounds
  • Optically Clear Resins
  • Light Diffusing Resins
  • Flame Retardant Optically Clear

The protection of an LED Luminaire and the supporting components is an important consideration for many LED designers. With the LED market expanding into more and more sectors, so too is the need to protect LEDs from the vast variety of different operating environments in which the LED is expected to perform.

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As the LED Luminaire Industry expands, LEDs are being used in ever more challenging environments and thus need adequate protection from exposure in a vast variety of environments. In addition to casing and covers, many LED manufacturers are choosing to encapsulate or coat the LED – or even to pot the entire unit in order to protect the luminaires. Electrolube has been at the forefront of the LED revolution in the past years and have an extensive range of specialist products developed specifically for the LED industry.

As an example of the variety of application requirements, Electrolube products have been used to protect LEDs used underwater in Swimming pools (Case Study), outdoors in Sports arenas (Case Study) as well as Automotive applications (Case Study) and underfoot in shopping malls (Case Study). Electrolube have also developed a number of specialist resins for hazardous or ATEX environments.

If you have any questions our dedicated technical support team are on hand to answer your questions and don’t forget that our LED brochure contains vast amount of collaborative test data from Bridgelux comparing data to help you select the right material.

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Environmental Protection for LEDs

AFA - Aromatic Free Acrylic Conformal Coating

Aromatic Free Acrylic Conformal Coating

200ml - 5 Litre

Product code: AFA200 - AFA05L

AFA is an optically clear conformal coating ideally suited for use as an LED coating or in other commercial applications. AFA boasts superb properties, maintaining excellent clarity, with minimal colour temperature shift after prolonged UV exposure making it a superb choice for an LED coating application. While it also provides excellent protection in humid environments, and flexibility over a wide operating temperature range.

AFA also contains a UV trace, which allows inspection of the PCB after coating to ensure complete and even coverage and may be removed for rework using solvents such as Electrolube's ULS.

AFA is also available in pre-mixed versions for atomised spray applicators (AFA-S) and in line selective coating machines and non-atomised film coating applicators (AFA-F).

For full product details including test results please refer to the TDS below. If you still require further information please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Key Properties:
  • Excellent clarity, ideal for LED applications
  • Excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates.
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Free from aromatic solvents such as Toluene and Xylene;
  • Excellent protection in humid environment and outstanding salt mist resistance.
  • UV trace to aid inspection
  • UL746-QMJU2 Approved
  • UL94 V-0 Approved
  • Meets IPC-CC-830
  • Meets MIL-1-46058C
  • RoHS Compliant

Additional information

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