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WHAT IS LiteBLOCK?

LiteBLOCK is an innovative LED lighting system whereby innovative and superior LED Module/Driver technologies provide the ultimate solution in resolving commonly known industrial problems enhancing reliability and performance.

LiteBLOCK is a registered trademark both in Canada and Europe.

LiteBLOCK is registered with various Carbon Offset programs in North America and Europe.(Complies with DLC requirements)

LiteBLOCK has successfully submitted our products to the Triple E specified product list with SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland)

LiteBLOCK is a unique Patented LED Luminaire technology which operates at extremely low stress levels - far below anything offered on the market today.

LiteBLOCK offers custom solutions to client needs.

LiteBLOCK – is universal – operates from world power utilities.

 
 

LiteBLOCK Luminiares - General Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/INFORMATION OF LiteBLOCK LUMINAIRES
 (Class 1 – GROUNDED EQUIPMENT)

LiteBLOCK Construction

There are two main elements to LiteBLOCK luminaires - as in most light engines, the LED Module and the Driver. Most Light-Engine LED systems use Class II double insulation as the LED elements/components are accessible to the user, however, in LiteBLOCK, the LEDs are not isolated from the supply but also inaccessible to the user and are isolated from Earth Ground at a minimum of 3500VAC, aided by vacuum process encapsulation. LiteBLOCK LEDs function at high voltages.

The distinction between LiteBLOCK and other products is that a particular design feature is to the minimization of thermal stresses by encapsulation of the LED arrays and the driver. Thus, our products are optimized for minimal temperature rise, higher performance and increased safety.

Vacuum encapsulation ensures that no air, voids or contaminants are trapped within the encapsulate giving a high degree of security in electrical isolation and hermetic sealing. Generally, if encapsulation was performed at atmospheric pressure, potential of voids would give risks to ingress of air, water or pollutants through time.

All LiteBLOCK main components are vacuum encapsulated using UL 94V-0 and RoHS approved materials - ensuring that no part of the LED module or Driver can be contaminated, even in situations of high pressure or fluctuations of pressure. Furthermore, the choice of encapsulate, ensures the following advantages over other resin type systems:

  1. Hermetic silicone sealing – avoids pollution factors in creepage and voltage withstand values.
  2. Silicone encapsulates are the most inert chemically compounds known and do not react with common compounds such as acids, alkalis, solvents, varnishes, salt/marine environments, oxygen, ozone or UV radiation.
  3. Superior performance at high ambients is obtained by better thermal transfer; stagnant air surrounding an electrical component is avoided. Silicone compounds provide a thermally conductive path to the dissipating medium and are usually rated over 200 Deg. C in operation for extended periods.
  4. Encapsulated components have improved temperature derating – LEDs never exceed 55~60 Deg. C in normal use due to better thermal conductivity to the dissipating medium.
  5. LiteBLOCK LEDs never operate more than 50% of their published rating – this gives a UV derating factor – phosphors have longer life. UV does not affect silicones as it does polycarbonates, plastics and glasses.
  6. All chosen materials avoid outgassing – inert environment for the LEDs is especially important.
  7. Silicone elastomers are hydrophobic (water repelling) and amphiphobic (dust repelling) – optical surfaces remain clear.
  8. Design and development of LiteBLOCK products has been specifically targeted for compliance to the following North American standards and EU directives:

    North American

      a)         CSA C22.2 No. 250.13-14 – Safety
      b)         UL 8750, 1st Ed. IEC 61347-1, - Safety
      c)         EMI/EMC: US - FCC 47 CFR Part 15
      d)         EMC: Canada, ICES-005

      European CE

      a) Low Voltage Directive: 2014/35/EU

      Essential Requirements:
      (i)   EN 62560 – Safety; Performance Std –IEC/PAS 62612
      (ii)  EN 60598-Safety; Performance Std – IEC/PAS 62722-2
      (iii) EN 60384-14 – Input safety capacitors.
      (iv) IEC 60259 – Enclosures

      b) EMC/EMI Directive: 2004/108/EC

      Essential Requirements:
      (i) EN 61000-6-4 – Emissions
      (ii) EN 61000-6-2 Immunity/p

      c) RoHS Directive: 2011/65/EC

      All components and materials we use have RoHS compliance.

      (i) Eco-Design Directive: 2009/125/EC