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Silicone Materials Expand LED Lighting Design

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   5/5/2014 12:00:47 PM
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That's actually a good description of many silicones, Cabe. And those properties are still the main ones that give the material its advantages. But who knew what else was possible with the stuff?



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Cabe Atwell   5/4/2014 11:13:33 PM
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I always thought of silicone as a rubbery material used primarily as a sealant. This really opened my eyes to what other applications it could be used for.

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Ann R. Thryft   4/7/2014 11:58:53 AM
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Margaret, this application for silicone was news to me, too. OTOH, Dow Corning has done some pretty amazing things with the material, especially in optical uses. One we wrote about is an optical silicone used for creating boards-level waveguides, which we wrote about here:
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=260442



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silicone materials in LED
margaretBarnfield   4/5/2014 4:44:42 AM
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Cool! Thanks for the discussion. It was interesting to know the other use of silicone.

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