Posts tagged "LED"

Winston Churchill once observed, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Well, we may not be perfect here at Henkel, but we do make an effort to keep improving. And so we’re introducing some changes to the LED Assembly Solutions blog that we hope will make it an even better […]

In a recent blog we discussed the drive in the lighting industry toward more efficient manufacturing processes, designed to drive costs down and increase productivity.  One of the solutions identified was using LOCTITE liquid gaskets to replace cut or preformed gaskets.   The benefits of liquid gaskets (either form in place [FIP] or cure in […]

LEDs have revolutionized the lighting industry, particularly in their remarkable longevity compared to traditional lighting solutions. This has driven new requirements in LED assembly and luminaire design, as companies must create surrounding fixtures with housings and components capable of lasting as long as the LED components they protect.  Manufacturers are now faced with the challenge […]

LEDs are expected to demonstrate reliability and durability despite challenges that include extreme temperatures, vibration and UV rays. LED-compatible adhesives play a key role in achieving those expectations. But establishing the necessary LED compatibility takes time, money and hands-on testing. We are at the forefront of that testing, determining which adhesives have the right chemistry […]

LED lighting is getting more and more popular every day. Its adoption in virtually all markets is growing due to increased efficiency, efficacy and longevity. This adoption extends further than just homes and offices where conditions are cool, comfortable and consistent. LEDs are finding their way into much harsher environments, too.  Think of an offshore […]

Across the industry, manufacturers of LED lamps are discovering the benefits of high-performing adhesives over the use of mechanical fasteners like screws and clips. Whether comparing the two assembly methods by manufacturing cost, productivity or performance, adhesives often emerge as the most advantageous option. So, why should you consider integrating adhesives into your LED design?  […]

Some people worry that the world has become “too PC.” But that’s a good thing in the LED industry, where PC stands for polycarbonate resins. PCs are a type of thermoplastic component used in the manufacturing of certain plastics. They have gradually become the preferred choice for LED lenses, covers, tubes, pipes, diffusers and reflectors. […]

One of the challenges of LED design is the accommodation of not just a primary optic to collect, focus and shape the light produced, but the need to also accommodate secondary optics (those that exist outside the LED package) as well. These include reflector cavities, Fresnel lenses and pillow lenses.  As secondary optics are essential […]

Studs are often used for accurate positioning of auto parts, such as carburetors, water pumps, and manifolds to make the assembly job just a little easier.  Studs assure that carburetors stay perfectly sealed to the intake manifold, and aligned with the gasket or sealing surface to help the assembly remain resistant to loosening from vibration […]

Fall is upon us, which means soon we’ll be scrambling for our winter coats to see if they’re in good enough shape to make it another season. Just like the fact that you want to buy a winter coat that will be high quality to last more than a season, you want your car’s exterior […]