Sign & Digital Graphics

August '16

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • August 2016 • 25 L ED lighting has long held the promise of being able to integrate light into places that were impractical or impos- sible using traditional lighting technolo- gies. With the advances in flexible linear LED lighting, it has never been easier to deliver on that promise. Anatomy of a Flexible LED Module Flexible linear LED modules consist of surface-mounted LEDs on long, thin, flexible circuit boards that usually have Erich Bockley has worked for OSRAM SYLVANIA for more than 30 years, holding various positions in R&D and Marketing. He is currently OSRAM's LED Porolio Manager for Signage, LINEARlight Flex and Outdoor modules. self-adhesive backings and are packaged in reels. These linear modules can be installed in a straight line or they can be flexed around curves and can be eas- ily field-cut at regular intervals along the length of the module. They can be mounted directly into most applications without the need for additional fixtures. The adjustability and flexibility of the modules enable them to blend har- moniously into the architecture of the space—creating an inviting atmosphere in a building, setting decorative accents in a restaurant or highlighting products in a retail space. These flexible linear modules are available in versions that are designed for indoor applications or IP67-protected versions for outdoor applications. They are made in a variety of color tempera- tures as well as RGB variations. There are different light levels that can be

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