Maximize efficiency from an LED

Because we sell so many different kinds of materials on Inventables we are starting to observe trends in the buying behavior of our customers. One trend we recently noticed has to do with the increasing use of LED's in product development.

Most lighting in consumer products is moving towards LED because it does not burn hot and uses less power than traditional incandescent bulbs. There are two problems that designers run into with this transition and one of them is that the LED lights can appear dull or not as bright as traditional light bulbs. The other problem we've heard about is LED's tend to create a point light source rather than a smooth glow of light that is easy on the eyes.

We've been adding materials Inventables that can help solve these problems. Here are three to consider:

Light Reflective Film is a highly reflective plastic material. The material distributes light evenly while not introducing a big glare. The material can be die cut or thermoformed. It is typically used to make light fixtures highly efficient. The material does not yellow with exposure to ultraviolet light.

These Light Diffuser Films are one or two side diffuser film products designed to break up and distribute light evenly. There are two main grades, a one sided matte clear film and a one or two sided translucent, matte finish film. They are designed to be used for different back lighting applications and come in a variety of thicknesses and widths.

These Light Diffusing Compounds are useful when you need a three dimensional or irregular shaped light diffuser. The compounds can be customized to your specific requirements and injection molded into the shape and size you need for your product.

If you come across similar materials that will help lighting designers work with LED's toss us an email to help { at } inventables dot com.


Anonymous said…
It is very helpful!
Many people using led lights to conserve energy. Your blog is very helpful. Thanks for sharing it.

Popular posts from this blog

3D carving 101: Understanding Bits

Learn about Milling: The "Inside Corner" Problem

Shapeoko Upgrade - Quiet Cut Spindle with gShield and Relay