Lightfair recap: Materials for LED lighting shine in the city that never sleeps

In the city that never sleeps, lighting is a must-have. Our polycarbonate resin, sheet and film materials shined during the recent Lightfair International trade show in New York City.
Covestro Team at LED Lightfair International trade show in New York City

In the city that never sleeps, lighting is a must-have. Our polycarbonate resin, sheet and film materials shined during the recent Lightfair International trade show in New York City.

LED lighting continues its emergence as a go-to technology around the globe due to its high energy efficiency and design freedom. Makrolon® polycarbonate material solutions are used in a variety of lighting applications for residential and commercial buildings. Our products meet a variety of design and performance requirements.

For LED lighting applications requiring high lumen efficiency and stability to heat – such as lenses and optics –Makrolon® LED2643 polycarbonate is ideal. Compared with standard clear polycarbonate grades, Makrolon® LED2643 has higher light transmission and increased efficiency of up to 6 percent, which provides higher lumen output. Makrolon®  LED2643 polycarbonate is also impact resistant, features a UL 94 flame class rating of V-2 at 0.75 mm and is f1 rated for outdoor use (in accordance with UL 746C). Outdoor applications can use AuraTM UV infusion into Makrolon® LED2643 polycarbonate to maintain optical properties with minimal changes in yellowness index, light transmission and haze.

Makrolon® Lumen XT and Makrolon® DX-NR sheet, designed specifically for LED lighting, offers a range of diffusion levels for interior and exterior applications, with optimized light transmission delivering unsurpassed quality and performance. Makrolon® Lumen XT translucent polycarbonate sheet also offers an optimized surface texture and advanced diffusion technology that eliminates hot spots and shadowing for interior fixtures. For exterior light fixtures, Makrolon® DX-NR sheet provides excellent impact strength compared with glass and acrylic. Diffuser technology helps provide uniform luminance and ensures the elimination of LED hot spots while maintaining high light transmission.

Our high-performance materials offer lighting designers technical freedom for LED lighting – enhancing design and providing high functionality and low energy use.

For more information, visit solutions.covestro.com/en/materials/plastics or email plastics@covestro.com.

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