Ensuring Success When Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources
LEDs, or light emitting diodes, continue to gain popularity as a replacement for traditional light bulbs, not only in homes and public buildings, but also for use with light-curable materials (LCZMs). The rise of LEDs is attributed to the notable benefits attached to them, and some advantages are associated specifically with light curing.
Because of the differences in the technology, however, making the switch from broad spectrum to LED curing energy sources is seldom a matter of simply replacing conventional lamps with LED units and leaving all else the same. To ensure success in curing LCMs with LED light sources, the chemistry of the material must be compatible with the specific LED system chosen, and any necessary application-specific adjustments must be made. What makes LEDs different? Is it really worth switching? What much be addressed during the migration process? Is the change possible? These questions are answered here.