Impacts on Lifetime - LED in the exterior area
... LEDs are not waterproof!
- LEDs are robust, insensitive, vibration-proof and shatter-proof. If they are used correctly, moisture is also not a problem. It is not the LED but various metal parts, connectors and electronic components on LED modules that are sensitive, may corrode and lead to failure of the module.
- LED modules must be protected against environmental influences so they achieve their rated design life. Water, moisture and spray must be kept away from the components.
- IP protection, a casing or selective protection from an appropriate coating must be provided.