Redefine the Limits of LED Lighting Design and Performance – and Make the “Impossible” Possible
What most limits your design freedom? It is often the physical properties of your optical components. Now you can boost the performance of your design — and go beyond the limits of traditional optical materials. Optical silicones from Dow Consumer Solutions not only offer excellent optical properties, they are more resistant to impact damage and degradation from UV, heat and environmental extremes. Silicones are very flexible and can deliver refraction, reflection and diffusion in many forms, such as moldable optics, secondary optics encapsulants and optical coatings.
When you pair the unique benefits of these materials with collaborative expertise from Dow Consumer Solutions, you will find new ways to help enhance the performance, durability and total cost of ownership of your lamp and luminaire design. And the earlier in the design process you work with our experts, the more we can do — together — to enhance value and performance. Discover new and innovative ways to control light. Create optics in complex shapes or with fine details or integrated mechanical features not possible in traditional plastics.
The Shape of Tomorrow
Moldable Optical Silicone elastomers from Dow are what today’s LED innovators need to forge the future of lighting, with design-empowering features and benefits.
- A low viscosity before cure makes molding into complex shapes easier than with either organic polymers or glass. This may help reduce manufacturing costs and cycle times in injection molding and other processes.
- Innovative designs, not currently feasible with other known commercial products, are now possible. Moldable silicones are suitable for a range of applications, such as secondary lenses, light pipes, light guides and other optical components.
- Good ultraviolet (UV) resistance, minimize yellowing and resist scratching, especially in comparison to PC and PMMA plastics.
- Unmatched heat resistance
Compared to many organic materials, the chemical backbone of silicones makes them particularly well-suited to manage the increasingly high temperatures of today’s and tomorrow’s LED lighting systems.