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Bright, reliable lighting can dramatically enhance the enjoyment – and safety – of public and commercial spaces and transitways. People feel safer and more secure when the places they park and walk have bright, working luminaires. But over time, environmental factors can degrade the luminaire’s original level of Ingress Protection (IP). This will allow damaging moisture and contaminants to enter the enclosure.
Better Venting Addresses Lighting Industry Challenges
Lighting enclosures are increasingly vulnerable to the demands of evolving technologies: higher-density components create higher internal temperatures and pressures; transparent lenses make condensation more visible and warranty claims more numerous, and LED bulbs demand longer life of the entire system, requiring more robust protection from both contaminants and condensation.
GORE Protective Vents for outdoor lighting enclosures are proven to reduce condensation and contaminants by:
- providing rapid pressure equalization and release, to extend seal life
- minimizing condensation through more effective vapor diffusion
- preventing entry of contaminants like dust, dirt and debris
- high-performance venting eliminates the need for extra-hardened components, saving weight and costs
GORE® Protective Vents can help your enclosure meet IP and NEMA protection standards.
Electronic enclosures that are installed outdoors are vulnerable to a wide range of environmental hazards that can affect the performance, reliability and life expectancy of the sensitive electronics within.
Problems for Outdoor Electronics:
GORE® Vents protects seals from stress by continuously equalizing over-pressures or vacuums within
Pressure differentials are created when a sealed enclosure is exposed to rapid, extreme or recurring changes in ambient conditions. Extreme changes in temperature (a sudden thunderstorm on a hot, sunny day), altitude changes (in transit), or the repetitive heating and cooling cycles of internal telecommunications components — any of these can cause a pressure differential within a sealed enclosure. A rapid decrease in temperature, for example, can create a vacuum inside the enclosure. If this pressure differential is not dissipated, the vacuum places continual stress on the housing seals. Over time, this can cause seals to fail, allowing moisture and other contaminants such as dust, dirt and other particulates to be drawn inside, and compromising the functionality of components like telecom air filters, for example.
Reliable Solutions with GORE Protective Vents:
During normal operation and recharging cycles, batteries can generate heat and emit hydrogen or other gases. This can create a hazardous, or even explosive, situation. GORE Protective Vents effectively dissipate hazardous gas molecules. By continuously equalizing pressures inside and outside the battery compartment, they reduce explosion hazards, while maintaining an effective barrier to liquids and particulates.
Proven Experience and Expertise in a Broad Variety of Lighting Applications
|Industrial / Commercial Outdoor Lighting|
|Gore has successfully partnered with large manufacturers of industrial and commercial outdoor lights to solve contamination and condensation challenges, and deliver longer lasting lights.|
|Emergency lighting must be ready to function on a moment’s notice. The global engineering team at Gore has a wealth of applications experience to ensure that emergency lighting is fully functional when needed.|
|Outdoor Decorative Lighting|
|Customers expect decorative lights to maintain their appearance over time. Gore has experience collaborating with outdoor decorative lighting manufacturers to solve condensation issues, which can degrade the appearance of lights.|
|With a proven track record in venting entertainment lighting, Gore has helped manufacturers design systems that can withstand harsh environments and reliably provide maximum lighting performance.|
|Marine lighting must be able to withstand water, dirt and debris as well as handle pressure differentials caused by weather changes. Gore’s engineering and materials expertise excels in addressing these challenges.|
|Ballast and Transformers|
|Gore has global expertise in solving internal pressure challenges within ballast and transformers. Our team of engineers can be considered an extension of your design team.|
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October 29, 2023 - November 1, 2023
Join us at IEEE SENSORS 2023, a renowned event in the field of sensor technology and innovation. We are excited to announce that W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH will be unveiling cutting-edge solutions at booth #14 during the conference, taking place in Vienna, Austria from October 29 to November 01, 2023.
September 19, 2023 - September 21, 2023
Join us at the highly anticipated MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit, a premier event in field of sensor technology and innovation. We are excited to announce that our company will be showcasing our latest cutting-edge solutions at booth #19 during the summit, held in the picturesque city of Grenoble, France from September 19 to 21, 2023.
August 23, 2023 - August 24, 2023
Visit Booth 1400 at this year’s Industrial & Off Highway Vehicle Expo in Chicago to see GORE® Protective Vents for Heavy-Duty Equipment in action.
May 23, 2023 - May 24, 2023
As one of the event sponsors we invite you to stop by any time to meet with our team at the MEMS & Sensor Technical Congress in Massachusetts, from May 23 to 24, 2023.
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