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Environmental durability of pico-powered lighting products

labd1_2164Lighting Global has published the first two of a four-part series examining the environmental durability of pico-powered lighting products.

The new Briefing Notes address “Protection from the Elements, with Part I examining “Ingress Protection” while Part 2 examines “Drip Loops and Design”.

Part 1 of this series on Ingress Protection (IP) describes industry standard test methods for dust and water penetration into an electronic device, and provides additional steps manufacturers can take to increase the durability of their products.

Part 2 describes the use of Drip Loops when using wires to connect individual components in a solar lighting system, and provides additional steps manufacturers can take to increase the water resistance of their products.

Other Technical Briefing Notes in the “Protection from the Elements” series will examine electronic corrosion and heat/radiation exposure.

Lighting Global remains committed to addressing relevant consumer and industry concerns. Topics for future technical briefs may be suggested at any time by emailing: research@lightingafrica.org