LEDs Magazine: Equalize Pressure to Ensure Reliable LED-Based Outdoor Luminaires

United States

MARCH 2013 // Applications Engineer Gary Chan examines the hidden design challenge of managing pressure differentials in outdoor LED lighting systems, and discusses how proper venting can extend product reliability and durability by protecting housing seals, joints and connections from stress and premature failure. The role of venting in protecting against condensation, thermal shock, water ingress and contaminants is also considered.