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Shatterproof coatings for non linear lamps

These shatterproof coatings are designed for use with circular and compact U-bend lamps and meet the requirements for 'fragment retention' to IEC61549.

Adtech supply heat shrinkable FEP boots for shrinking on to compact U bend (Linx) lamps and also offer a low cost coating service for applying shatterproof coatings to free issue circline lamps.

These shatterproof coatings are designed for use with circular and compact U-bend lamps and meet the requirements for 'fragment retention' to IEC61549. These shatterproof coatings are designed for use with circular and compact U-bend lamps and meet the requirements for 'fragment retention' to IEC61549.

Lamps we currently shatterproof include 16mm, 25mm, 32mm and 38mm diameter straight,compact 'U' shaped and 'Circline' types.

Very low light transmission loss

Loss of UVA and UVC light is much less than with other polymer coatings.  For our usual coatings, loss of UVA is around 4% and UVC is 11%.  We know of no other suitable flexible coatings that provide less loss of UV.

Due to the unique properties of FEP this coating will not discolour and become brittle due to the absorption of UV radiation, which is a common problem with lesser quality coatings.

Using our ADTEX-S FEP shatterproof coating ensures that your lamps meet the requirements of IEC/BS EN 61549 for ‘fragment retention’, thereby, offering a solution to providing a glass free environment and eliminating the risk of glass contamination, from accidental breakages.

ADTEX-S FEP heat shrinkable sleeves and boots have been developed specifically to enable distributors, stockists, and large users of lamps to be able to make their lamps shatterproof very easily in their own premises in small or large quantities. The bespoke process equipment is minimal, and coating can be applied with virtually no training to unskilled personnel.

This shatterproof FEP coating can be applied to all configurations of lamps and will outlast the manufacturers specified life span of the lamp, where other inferior plastic coverings enbrittle or discolour under the effect of the UV radiation. If the lamp suffers damage the glass, etc. is contained in the shrunk on jacket.

It is recommended that lamps are changed after the manufacturer's specified working hours as the output does deteriorate over time.

Watch our demonstration video, to see how quickly and easily our FEP heat shrinkable boots can be applied to compact 'U' lamps.

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Loss of UVA and UVC light is much less than with other polymer coatings. For our usual shatterproof lamp coatings, loss of UVA is around 4% and UVC is 11%. When using Adtex-S coatings with UVC lamps it is recommended that the coating is changed after 12 months.

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