Technical Articles

Technical Articles

Supporting the Future: Reliability and Protection in the Power Electronics Industry

Posted on 20 November 2018 by Electrolube

The need to reduce climate change is prevalent, with global recognition of its impact resulting in many targets being put into place to ensure that dramatic changes in our energy usage occur. The EU has devised the 2020 package with reductions based on 1990 levels. The package includes a 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% of energy from renewable sources and a 20% improvement in efficiency by 2020(1). Some countries also have their own targets; for example, the UK is looking to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions…

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Polyurethane Encapsulants - Enhanced Protection For LEDs in Challenging Environments

Posted on 17 August 2018 by Alistair Little DE
Tags: Polyurethane, LED Industry

Polyurethane Encapsulants – Enhanced Protection For LEDs in Challenging Environments

Over the past 10 years the use of LEDs for home and commercial lighting has increased exponentially, with a wide range of applications and specialist features that incandescent and fluorescent lighting systems simply cannot meet. The improvements in the efficiency of the LED over the past few years has also lead to a considerable improvement in the lifespan of the component, which is now substantially greater than both the traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting technologies. This has meant that for a number of applications, LED lighting…

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