Flood Light Seal
A Case Study
Industry: Electronics & Lighting
Earlier this year an exterior lighting company, approached Silicone Engineering to assist with producing a silicone seal for a new lighting unit.
The companies main focus was to provide lighting solutions for some of the world’s most famous locations, in particular, lighting for large arena’s.
THE OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGE: A SEAL TO MEET IP 66
The challenge was to create a seal that would be tested in an assortment of formidable environments and be able to reach the required IP 66 the client was looking to achieve.
Essentially the main requirement was for the silicone gasket to defend the floodlighting unit against water ingress and windy and wet conditions.
We set out to support the company to ensure they were able to create a brilliant new lighting option for their customer’s venues.
THE SOLUTION: kSil® GP 200
After initial discussions, our Business Development Manager went out to pay the company a visit to support with their enquiry.
Following the meeting the company sent our technical team a drawing of the seal, the client also asked to consider the following points when the seal when to manufacture.
1. The ability to change the seal easily was a minor requirement of the products, with the lighting unit supporting an accessible hatch to give access in case the seal and other parts needed to be changed.
2. Source waterjet cutting facilities to get the cut the seal part from sheet.
Following a trial order, the part worked perfectly inside the floodlight unit tests. The part then went into full production.