Moldable optical silicone resins are being used in the manufacturing of innovative lighting applications for LED lamps and luminaires. Dow Corning produces MS 1002/1003 silicone resins which offer flexibility in molding complex shapes while withstanding intense high temperatures. These resins have excellent properties of being optically transparent and provide protection to highly sensitive electronic components.
Dow Corning MS-1002 and MS-1003 Moldable Optical Silicone Resins are listed as Mil Specs 950. These LED materials are silicone based which are white in appearance and capable of reflecting light without excessive losses. Dow Corning engineers and lighting specialists have done numerous tests and are convinced that this silicone material will have a breakthrough in the lighting industry causing more efficient products to be manufactured. Dow Corning is supporting the lighting manufacturers to help in the development of the latest secondary optic designs using these remarkable moldable silicone resins.
This initiative brings the benefits of the silicone technology to the lighting industry, and subsequently, resulting to an improved performance of lighting. Compounding to these factors are some of silicone’s outstanding properties such as thermal and UV stability, phosphor addition, intricate form molding capability, light weight and thick section molding.
Many LED lighting designers and architects are now shifting to Dow Corning MS-1002 and MS-1003 resins for their lighting needs because of the simplicity of its manufacturing process. These silicone based materials demonstrate excellent mold flow even to intricate shapes and thicker parts without losing its lighting efficiency. Additionally, due to its photo and heat stability these silicone resins can come into contact with LEDs avoiding gaps of air between optics and LEDs.
Dow Corning MS-1003 and MS-1002and Optical Silicone Resins are high temperature & UV resistant can provide maintained lumen ratings for a longer period of use. These are perfectly suited for installation in both outdoor and indoor lightings without the possibility of degradation.With the increasing various demands of the electronics market, Dow Corning has developed numerous kinds of silicone LED materials intended to meet the particular applications and design of customers. The initial two products which have the same exceptional properties feature two different hardness ratings as follows:
- Dow Corning MS-1002 Moldable Optical Silicone Resin with 74 shore A hardness (harder)
- Dow Corning MS-1003 Moldable Optical Silicone Resin with 52 shore A hardness (softer)
The two types of silicone resins have excellent fluidity, and can mix easily with many other substances. Dow Corning MS-1002 and MS-1003 Moldable Optical Silicone Resins also have potential usages such as secondary lenses, light pipes, light guides, other optic devices and remote phosphor designs. The application of Dow Corning MS-1002 and MS-1003 is a very important process. Being Dow Corning’s sole Master Distributor, Krayden has technical professionals to provide support on any questions encountered using these innovative products.