Advantages of the IP65 Tri-Extruded Linear Optics in LED Lighting Systems

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Advantages of the IP65 Tri-Extruded Linear Optics in LED Lighting Systems

In the realm of LED lighting systems, achieving both efficient illumination and robust protection against environmental factors is crucial. Among various methods employed for ensuring IP65 rating, the utilisation of our IP65 rated Total Internal Reflection (TIR) linear optic and housing stands out as an exemplary solution. This innovative technology, featuring a Tri-Extruded optic with built-in sealing strips and a colour control layer, offers a multitude of advantages over traditional methods. These methods include silicone potting in extrusions, multiple LED optics in an extrusion and the use of a standard linear optic requiring additional sealing.

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Business Development Manager

Streamlined Design and Installation

One of the primary benefits of opting for our Tri-Extruded linear optic is its streamlined design, which simplifies the installation process significantly. Unlike complex methods such as silicone potting or incorporating multiple optics, this single-piece solution reduces assembly time and eliminates the need for intricate sealing procedures. With built-in sealing strips, it ensures a tight and reliable enclosure and offers an IP65 certified solution.

Enhanced Durability and Reliability

The integrated design of the TIR linear optic enhances the durability and reliability of the LED lighting system. By eliminating the need for external sealing components or potting materials, the risk of potential failure points is minimised. This robust construction provides protection against moisture, dust, and other environmental elements, ensuring the longevity of the lighting fixture even in the harshest of conditions.

Optimal Light Control and Efficiency

The design of the colour control layer optimises the efficiency of the LED lighting system, with a selection of precision beam angles available. This ensures uniform illumination while minimising light spillage, resulting in enhanced visual comfort and reduced energy consumption. By directing light precisely where it's needed, the TIR optic maximises the efficacy of the lighting fixture, making it an ideal choice for various indoor and outdoor applications.



1. Colour Control Layer 
2. Sealing Strips
3. TIR Optic

Versatility and Adaptability

Our IP65 rated Tri-Extruded TIR linear optics offer versatility and adaptability, catering to a wide range of lighting requirements. Whether used in architectural, retail, signage, or industrial lighting, these optics provide flexibility in design without compromising on performance. Their compact form factor and efficient light control, offers designers and architects the freedom to create impactful lighting designs.

Cost-Effectiveness and Sustainability

In addition to their performance benefits, our Tri-Extruded system also offers cost-effectiveness and sustainability advantages. The simplified design and installation process reduce labour and material costs associated with traditional sealing methods. Moreover, their durable construction and long lifespan contribute to lower maintenance and replacement expenses over time. Additionally, the components are both recyclable and reusable in other designs, and the energy-efficient nature of LED lighting systems further enhances their sustainability credentials. 

This results in a highly sustainable and environmentally friendly lighting solution.

In conclusion, the adoption of our Tri-Extruded system represents a significant advancement in LED lighting technology. Offering streamlined design, enhanced durability, optimal light control, versatility, and cost-effectiveness, our system provides a superior alternative to traditional manufacturing methods. By combining efficiency with reliability, they pave the way for the development of innovative and sustainable lighting solutions for various applications. 

The Tri-Extruded Optics have a universal footprint that allows them all to sit within the same optional housing profile.

You can purchase the housing and optics as an IP65 kit or just the optic alone.

The full family consists of the following:

Optics Only

60152 • Wall Grazer | 60153 • Wall Washer | 60165 • Narrow Beam | 60166 • Medium Beam | 60167 • Wide Beam

Full Kits

60179 • Wall Grazer | 60180 • Wall Washer | 60214 • Narrow Beam | 60215 • Medium Beam | 60216 • Wide Beam

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