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Silicone Applications for LED Lighting

Silicone rubber’s inert, flexible properties make it suitable for a variety of lighting applications. Silicone maintains its properties in high temperatures up to 200°C (up to 300°C for specialist grades). As engineers of lighting systems switch to using LED, silicone rubber is increasingly being used as it can withstand the heat generated by the diodes. Some common uses for silicone in LED Lighting applications include:

Automotive Lighting

Many new automotive lighting designs include LED lighting. Silicone gaskets are frequently used in such lighting assemblies. They provide environmentally resistant seals to protect the electronic components from water and dust ingress.

Outdoor LED Lighting

Silicone sheeting can be used to produce gaskets that provide excellent sealing, which prevents water and dust ingress. Silicone is resistant to environmental elements such as UV and Ozone and as a result can increase the working life-span of lighting systems. Silicone’s flexibility allows it to create a positive seal between surfaces where there is a variance in the sealing gap, protecting internal electronic systems.

Electric Signs and Displays

LED lighting is more frequently being used in electronic signs and displays. Silicone rubber is the material of choice for sealing such units as it can withstand high temperatures and is resistant to weathering.

Silicone Rubber Grades for LED Lighting

Viking Extrusions have in-house milling facilities and can produce a range of specialist materials for use in lighting applications including:

  • 20 – 80 Shore A
  • High temperature (up to 300°C)
  • High tear strength
  • UL94

Optically Transparent Silicone - VCM80ET

Viking extrusions have developed a new grade of silicone specifically for use in LED lighting applications. This material has been specially formulated to have maximum optical clarity and can be extruded to form lenses capable of distributing light evenly and resisting the heat generated by LED diodes. To learn more about specialist grades of silicone produced by Viking Extrusions, please contact one of our technical advisors.

Silicone Rubber Products for LED Lighting

Silicone Sheeting

  • Resistance to extreme temperatures (-60°C to + 200°C)
  • Resistance to environmental elements (Ozone, UV, Rain, Salt)
  • High tear resistance
  • Low compression set
  • Plate (smooth) finish for better sealing
  • Flame retardant grades available
  • Closed cell sponge grades
  • Vibration Dampening
  • Range of colours available

See our available grades of silicone rubber sheeting.

Other Products

Viking Extrusions produce a variety of silicone products used in LED lighting systems including:

  • Solid silicone extrusions
  • Silicone sponge extrusions
  • Cut gaskets
  • Joined rings
  • Adhesive backed gaskets
  • Moulded products
  • Fabricated Gaskets

Click here to learn more about the products produced by Viking Extrusions.

Learn More

To learn more about our materials, and products or how we may assist with you LED lighting project. Please contact one or technical advisors.