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Silicon vs Epoxy Coating on LED Strip

July 2, 2012   

TuffStrip LED StripWe are now starting the process of moving all our TuffStrip LED Strip away from the standard epoxy coating towards a silicon material. Whilst epoxy is OK, as part of our process of product improvement, we have found silicon to be a better material for the following reasons :

- improved resistance to yellowing
- less prone to hardening
- improved flexibility
- better feel – none sticky.

This has been achieved without increasing the price. Initial stocks are now arriving and will be phased in over the next few months. Don’t worry if you have some of our existing Epoxy products – there is nothing wrong with them and they can be mixed with the new silicon stock.

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2 Comments
Ross Cattan
September 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

Thank you for your concise easy to comprehend article on what is required to dim LED light fittings.
What do you know about Lutron HED Technology, or maybe Pulse Width Modulation for dimming LED low energy arrays as in, 288 LED’s in the one oyster fitting, 20W power cons; 220-240Vac, 50-60Hz?
With a triac dimmer the light flickered, but would dim.
Thanking you in advance, Ross.

admin
September 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Hi Ross,

Thanks – what you are describing is typical of the problems of compatibility issues between dimmers and LED lamps. Triac dimmers will often need additional dummy load introducing into the circuit to prevent this happening – ironically the problem is worse when there are more lamps on the circuit. Look for something like the Resload from Danlers and this should solve the problem.

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