Shat-R-Shield, Inc. selected thermally conductive Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro LLC for use in the main luminaire housing of the Incoplas™ LED Hybrid. Source: Shat-R-Shield, Inc.Shat-R-Shield, Inc. selected thermally conductive Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro LLC for use in the main luminaire housing of the Incoplas™ LED Hybrid. Source: Shat-R-Shield, Inc.

Shat-R-Shield has added a new product to its line of lightweight corrosion resistant LED fixtures – the Incoplas™ LED Hybrid. Shat-R-Shield worked with Covestro, LLC. to find a heat-conducting material to meet its requirements. The Incoplas™ LED Hybrid is made up of thermally conductive engineered polymers and featured Covestro’s Marolon polycarbonate for the main luminaire housing, acting as a heat sink to support thermal management requirements.

"When designing the Incoplas™ LED Hybrid, it was important to find a material that would help maintain performance requirements in adverse circumstances," said Don Cattoni, product development manager at Shat-R-Shield. "Makrolon® polycarbonate allows the luminaire housing to withstand prolonged exposure to moisture, dust and chemicals common in industrial environments."

The Makrolon® polycarbonate also enables the luminaire to achieve a target lumen output of 10,000 lumens and get IP69K, IP66, NEMA 4x and NEMA 5 ratings.

"Not only does Makrolon® polycarbonate meet challenging thermal and environmental requirements, it also allows for a versatile, lightweight luminaire design," said Kris Lillibridge, market development manager at Polycarbonates, Covestro LLC. "With this design freedom, the Incoplas™ LED Hybrid can be easily installed with a variety of mounting options to accommodate various end-use needs."

This product incorporates a Makroblend® resin from Covestro, which equips it with high-level impact strength, dimensional stability and chemical resistance, according Covestro, LLC. Also, found in the luminaire’s lens is Makrolon’s® polycarbonate diffusion sheet, which has a higher flammability resistance and wider service temperature, which Covestro said offers an additional advantage over acrylic diffusers.

"Our broad portfolio of polycarbonate products offers endless benefits for a variety of lighting applications," said Kevin Dunay, industry manager at Polycarbonates, Covestro LLC. "From innovative materials to personalized technical support, we provide LED manufacturers with solutions that enable them to create outstanding, long-lasting products."

The Incoplas™ LED Hybrid was designed with the ability to support an entire industrial facility, and can also function as an area, flood or wall pack light.