LED Driver Protection

The LED driver is a crucial element to the unit, powering and regulating the LED during use, protection is vital.
  • PCB Coating
  • Thermal Management
  • Potting Compounds
  • Encapsulation Resins

The LED driver is a crucial element to the unit, powering and regulating the LED during use. Whether the driver be directly installed with the LED or housed within a separate unit itself, it is important to protect the driver to maintain efficiency in any operating environment. Electrolube offer a wide selection of thermal management products, coatings and encapsulants - find your Electrolube solution.

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The LED driver is should not be overlooked when considering a design, both the environmental protection of the unit and the thermal management can play a crucial part in efficiency. As with any power electronics unit, thermal management is a key consideration utilised to dissipate heat away from the unit; this is particularly important in LED designs where the Luminaire is housed with the driver, (see Thermal Management of LEDs). The second consideration is the protection of the PCB from the environment. As is discussed in Protection of LEDs the entire unit can be potted in order to provide complete protection, however in less extreme environments a conformal coating may be a more cost effective option. Electrolubes 2K materials also offer ‘the best of both worlds’ providing protection for both the PCB and the Luminaire from the environment without the need to fully pot the unit and 2K500 has been used in LED applications such as street lighting.

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 comparison data to help you select the right material including collaborative test data from Bridgelux comparing Electrolube products and helping you select the right product for you:

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LED Driver Protection

GP500 - Thermal Gap Pad

GP500
Thermal Gap Pad

200x200x0.5mm - 200x200x1mm

Product code: GP500S - GP500SL


GP500 is a specialist silicone based thermal interface gap pad designed specifically to exhibit a very low thermal resistance value. It comes in a 200x400mm section which can be easily cut down if required and is easy to apply, streamlining production and minimising mess. It's available in a variety of thicknesses S = 0.5mm SL = 1mm for different applications making it suitable for a wide variety of applications, maintaining an impressive thermal conductivity value of 5W/m.K.

As with any thermal interface material, due to the varied nature of possible applications, we would advise talking to our technical support team to discuss your application prior to making a material choice to ensure the best product for the job is selected.


Key Properties:
  • 200x200mm Thermal interface material
  • Different thickness available
  • Quick and easy to apply
  • Excellent electrical insulation
  • Wide operating range -50°C - 150°C
  • RoHS Compliant

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