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Technical Articles

Extending the life of LEDs – Part 1:

Posted on 16 September 2015 by Electrolube
Tags: LEDs, Thermal Management, Resins, coatings

The LED industry is one of the fastest growing markets; despite LEDs being present in many electronic devices for a number of years, more recent developments in this industry have lead to their vast array of use in all types of lighting, signage and domestic appliance products, to name but a few. In offering alternatives to halogen, incandescent and fluorescent lighting systems for both interior and exterior applications, the growth of the LED lighting market alone is expected to grow into a $70 billion industry by 2020; a growth from 18% market…

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Conformal coatings for electronic military applications

Posted on 27 August 2014 by Electrolube
Tags: Conformal Coatings, Thermal Management

Electronics for military applications are expected to operate first-time, every time in some of the most varied and demanding environmental conditions known to man. Military programs often run over several decades and hardware will often be updated several times during the life of the program. Most aerospace electronics, will be exposed to significant amounts of vibration, often extreme variations in operating temperature (depending on whether the electronics are situated in cabin or non-heated areas), as well as the opportunity to be exposed to cleaning chemicals and de-icing fluids etc. Commercial and military aerospace applications will typically have multi-decade program lifetimes and the hardware will usually be upgraded several times during its service life. Read more >

Protecting electronics from corrosive operating environments to increase end-product lifetime and reliability

Posted on 27 August 2014 by Electrolube
Tags: Conformal Coatings

Conformal coatings are thin polymeric films, which cover and protect solder joints, the leads of electronic components, exposed traces and other metallized areas on PCBs, from corrosion in their end operating environments. Humidity, condensation, salt-spray, corrosive gases or a combination of all of these elements, activate the start of the corrosion process, which can be accelerated by residues from soldering and other assembly processes prior to coating. Read more >