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Various Protective Vents products

To ensure that our products deliver the performance and reliability that you expect, we conduct various tests and use key performance indicators during vent production.

GORE® Protective Vents - Snap-In Series - Data Sheet & Installation Guide

The Snap-In Series delivers fast reliable installation and durable protection for enclosure volumes of all sizes: from less than 0.5 liters up to 30 liters. Ideal for high-throughput or manual production, the Snap-In Series offers multiple performance options, including new PolyVent XS:  a compact, low-profile vent for today’s smaller, thinner-walled, lighter-weight enclosures.

GORE® Protective Vents - Screw-In Series

The Screw-In Series offers a variety of performance options that durably withstand mechanical stresses and rugged environments. They all provide oleophobic membranes and are hydrolytically-stable, UV- and temperature-resistant. Compare all the PolyVent options, including the enhanced GORE® PolyVent Stainless Steel, now top-rated “IK10” for mechanical impact resistance. It provides exceptional protection that helps enclosures up to 20 liters withstand the toughest mechanical and environmental conditions.

Attestation of Conformity

This document shows the Installation Instructions and Instructions for Use of GORE PolyVent Ex. In addition the relevant standards are listed and the attestation of conformity is described.

Dramatic Waterborne Moon Lights Keep Shining with GORE<sup>®</sup> Protective Vents

S&D International Co., Ltd. is one of Korea’s leading luminaire manufacturers. Their Moon Light is designed to provide dramatic illumination while floating on water. S&D partnered with Gore to achieve an easy-to-install solution to all the environmental challenges – including wide temperature fluctuations, seal-stressing pressure differentials, and protection from ingress of contaminants and water – that could compromise the Moon Lights’ beauty and reliability.

Halogen Lamp Withstands Extreme Weather Conditions On Deck

Floodlights used on ships such as fishing trawlers, container ships, pilot boats, and ferries must be able to withstand particularly rough weather conditions. The FL42 halogen lamp developed by WE-EF is used by ship equipment suppliers around the world to provide on-deck lighting that can cope with temperatures as low as −40°C.

Efficiency of LED Luminaires Significantly Increased

WE-EF develops, manufactures, and markets high quality lighting for outdoor use. The focus is on innovative optical systems, good heat management, and high IP ratings. Its aim is to design lighting that is extremely durable and efficient despite harsh climatic conditions. This is a particular challenge in the case of the LEDs that WE-EF uses in newer street and area lighting luminaires.

NEMA Ratings and What They Mean

Technical Information

A critical aspect of vent selection begins with defining the level of protection your application, device or housing requires.

IP ratings cannot be “converted” to NEMA ratings, since NEMA requires additional testing not included in IP. However, there are minimum NEMA ratings that will meet or exceed a given IP code.

GORE<sup>®</sup> Protective Vents - Lighting Enclosures - Brochure

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.

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

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.