Before you choose your lighting and electrical supply company, consider the LED encapsulation series. A list of potential suppliers may include LED supply companies that specialize in encapsulation, LED encapsulation distributors and LED enclosures, and in-house inventories of LED enclosures and encapsulations.
It can be hard to know what is encapsulated when the lights are not soldered or sealed. An overview would be a light that has been installed with a mounting bracket and an LED light. This light will also have components included in the package.
When a light is soldered or sealed, the component within is difficult to isolate from the complete package. When the complete packaging is removed, the component is exposed and can be attacked by a variety of surfaces. Lighted components are especially vulnerable to UV, moisture, heat, and impact from the base.
Oftentimes, when a light is encapsulated with LEDs, the manufacturers will include the components within the package as well. Typically, they will include the PCBs, the enclosures, and all of the wires. The LED encapsulation process includes a heat gun and some basic drilling.
This process will allow the internal components to be exposed to minimal damage. LED encapsulation is not required for all LEDs, but it is generally the best way to protect the components within the package. There are, however, some LEDs that can not be encapsulated at all.
It is possible to damage an LED through an internal mechanism such as a solder joint, or through external impacts, like impact from the base or component's surface. There are risks associated with LEDs that can not be encapsulated. To protect the LED itself, the device should be protected by a plastic sandwich that surrounds the device.
Components should also be properly screened for potential damage. Any components that do not follow the LED encapsulation series will be prone to damage. While the leads are not glued to the mounting bracket, they are not extremely thin. Therefore, if there is any internal or external impact, the LED may be damaged.
Encapsulation will ensure that the internal components are protected. It will also ensure that the LED does not have moisture on its surface. This will minimize the chances of any improper contact with the surface. When the glass slides into the housing, there will be little, if any, contact between the glass and the housing.
If the LED lights on a certain part of the wall need to be illuminated with lights that are not in the LED encapsulation series, then the lights will have to be treated differently. The lights in the package will not work with the lights that are encapsulated. It is always best to buy separate lights that are encapsulated rather than having the lights that are not encapsulated work with the lights that are encapsulated.
The lights that are soldered into the package will be sealed and encased in an enclosure so that they will work with current meters. These lights will also have to work with light strips that use current meters. LED light strips and light meters will usually use LED light strips with current meters.
To ensure that the current meters are able to differentiate between different LED light strips, many manufacturers will include an LED encapsulation series. Light strips that are used with the same current meter will be marked as different types. The current meter used with the LED strip that is marked as the encapsulated will likely be marked as the encased LED meter. Lights that are soldered into the package may need to be marked as different types of lights to the current meter used with lights that were not encapsulated.
Although LED lights are not soldered, the lights are packaged with a mounting bracket and some components. Therefore, any contact between the mounting bracket and the light components can potentially damage the lights. Light encasement will provide the protection that LED lights need to make them more efficient.
Name: Samira H.
Revised Date: 10-07-2020