A medium-viscosity, easy releasing grade of Makrolon PC from Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, is used for the lens of a new LED light engine for lighting fixtures.

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A medium-viscosity, easy-release grade of Makrolon PC from Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, is used for the lens of the new Line-Voltage Linear LED light engine, a fully-integrated, self-contained plug-and-play LED solution for lighting fixture manufacturers and retrofit installations. Manufactured by Colorado-based TerralLUX Illumination, it is AC-mains compatible, as well as dimmable, and requires no additional drivers or special sockets.

Makrolon FR7087 is UV-stabilized, flame retardant (UL 94-5VA at 3.0 mm), and is typically processed by injection molding. Senior mechanical engineer Brett Pardikes of TerraLux reports that using this material gave the company the design freedom needed to create one of the first truly integrated LED linear light engines that offers an IP rating, is UL-listed for retrofit solutions, and offers in-field durability—all while maintaining maximum light output and efficiency.