- Nov 12, 2010
- CONUS, top left
I asked google what factors are used to define reliability of LED lights:
LED Systems Reliability
“Failure of electrolytic or film capacitors is a leading cause of driver failure“
types of reliability failures:
from this info it seems potting is not a primary variable to reliability....
For some reason, that link doesn't work for me at the moment, but I note the chart refers to "luminaire" which usually implies a fixed lighting assembly.
If so, physical protection via potted electronics might be less relevant in many or most installations, as compared with flashlights.