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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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Wearable Technology: Protecting the Future in Electronic Developments

Posted on 01 June 2015 by Electrolube
Tags: Wearable tech, Consumer goods, Conformal coating, Encapsulation Resins, LEDs

"Wearable" – a term that was predominantly associated with the clothing industry is now trending for a whole new reason. Harnessing the electronic functions used in everyday life and incorporating them into devices and accessories that can comfortably be worn on the body, is leading us into the era of #wearables, #wearabletech. Everyone is talking about wearable technology and with such a wide scope of applications and products the industry is expected to see another large growth in 2015. In fact, for 2014, the wearables market was forecast to be worth over £300m within the UK market; the second highest prediction in Europe after Germany. The developments are continuing at a rapid rate too, with predictions such as this one by Gartner, that by as soon as 2017, 30% of wearable devices will be completely unobtrusive to the eye. Read more >

Conformal coatings for electronic military applications

Posted on 21 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 >