Ceracon sealing solutions have been specified for an increasing number of applications in the lighting market
Warwickshire based Ceracon is seeing its technology used more widely in street lighting applications. The increased work has come about as a direct result of initiatives to reduce energy consumption nationwide by upgrading street lighting to LED.
The company says that the majority of the most recent applications were related to either diffuser sealing on glass or plastic substrates, or seals required for the main access cover components. Generally these are powder coated aluminium parts.
In nearly all cases, the early applications of Ceracon’s sealing technology were designed to remove manually fitted cord seals, and the conversion to Ceracon’s FIPFG is said to have improved productivity and also reduced quality issues regularly seen with the previously used manually fitted seals on the lighting units. The use of the Ceracon solution has also led to an increased IP rating for the lighting units as well as delivering overall enhanced performance.
Ceracon’s main light seals on street lighting include foam on the diffuser, on the access covers, the body seals and also the heat sinks. The company also engages in applications for NEMA/Node unit sealing, solar charging units on the street lights themselves, illuminated street light signage, bollard diffuser sealing and BEV/HEV charging point connections (located within the base of the lamp post). Some of the Ceracon capability in the lighting sector was demonstrated at the last Lux Live event.