LED lighting products offer a set of unique challenges as the manufacture of the lighting (which uses Light-emitting Diodes to generate light) is a solid-state electronic component.
Unlike the old days of bending a reflector around a bulb and switching it on, LED’s need careful considerations such as the electronic drive circuitry, anti-static protection, EMI protection, thermal management, chemical and moisture sensitivity, light shaping outputs such as beam widths and diffusion.
Technical materials with different properties can be made into custom parts to suit various applications in the LED lighting industry.
Materials Direct offers Thermal materials to Environmental seals and Optical shaping films to reflectors. A unique shaping film that can deflect LED light through 20 degrees enables wall washing and other opportunities from suppliers such as Luminit and Bright View.
Thermal interface materials establish an effective thermal path between a heat source such as LED chip and a cooling system such as heat sink.
Materials Direct supplies a wide range of Thermal Interface Materials for the LED Lighting Industry.
Adhesive tapes are ideal for the application and installation of LED lighting.
Materials direct supplies single and double-sided adhesive tapes that can be used to secure and protect LED lighting applications.
Sealing materials can be used to protect LED lighting assemblies from external and environmental dangers.
Sealing gaskets offer protection against moisture, dust, and other factors that can negatively impact lighting performance.
Bend, diffuse or reflect your LED rays with a wide range of LED Optical materials.
Materials Direct supplies a range of materials that enable you to change the shape and enhance the performance of your LED lighting.
Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency interference can affect the performance of your LEd lighting, particularly those control remotely.
Materials Direct has a wide range of EMI and RFI shielding materials that can be made into custom parts for LED lighting assemblies.
A part of an aircraft’s safe operations, it is important that its sensitive electrical components are protected both from interference, short circuits, and from heat.
Materials Direct offers an extensive range of electrical insulation materials suitable for aerospace applications.
Materials Direct is approaching this market in a way that is easy to order and specify in Electronics across all industries. Customers who need a certain brand of material that does not appear on the site can apply for us to add this stock to the site’s portfolio based on potential usage.
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Materials Direct not only provides an instant quote but gives the buyer the offer of uploading their custom design for it to be manufactured within 24hours if the material is in stock.
The Aerospace industry demands high-quality, high-performing technical materials. Therefore Materials Direct only sources from trusted Brands.
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Each sector has its own unique requirements and specifications. Materials Direct works to ensure that each sector we supply to, receives the highest quality and best-performing products in relation to their industry and specific need.
The Aerospace industry demands the highest performing, most reliable technical materials to protect their electronic assemblies.
Automotive applications range from Engine management systems to motor drive controllers and custom-made gaskets and pads.
Industrial electronics are robust, have long lifetimes, are cost-sensitive, and suitable for use within difficult environments.
Sufficient thermal management in LED lighting can preserve longevity, increase reliability and optimise performance.
Materials used in military applications need to be of the highest quality and performance, often very rugged to very exacting standards.