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Zamak properties in the lighting industry

Zamak's advantages in the lighting sector

When we talk about the lighting sector, we talk about an area with many possibilities, from residential lighting to the most complex industrial lighting systems. This means that your needs and technical requirements vary depending on the context or type of application. Design and aesthetics are criteria to be taken into account. Still, they cannot overshadow durability and resistance, as they must be able to withstand factors such as humidity, corrosion and continuous use. In addition, the lighting sector is subject to regulations and standards to guarantee efficiency and safety. 

Thanks to its versatility, zamak, a material created from the alloy of zinc, aluminium, magnesium and copper, can shape parts by pressure injection with electromagnetic compatibility properties and the possibility of reaching very thin thicknesses. For all these reasons, after presenting the applications of zamak for lighting, we will tell you why it is the optimum material for this sector and what advantages it has.

Zamak in lighting: durability, strength and regulatory compliance

The characteristics of zamak, such as hardness, high strength and good deformability, among others, make this material an alternative in the lighting sector. Advantages of zinc die casting include specific needs for this area, such as: 

  • Good thermal conductivity: we are thinking of elements that, on many occasions, will be exposed to high temperatures, such as trims, spotlights or internal luminaire accessories. Zamak has good thermal conductivity, i.e. it can dissipate heat efficiently. 
  • Precision and versatility: Zamak's properties satisfy different sectors, but they become even more critical in the case of lighting, as parts and gears are very small and must fit perfectly.
  • Numerous finishes: zamak offers us the possibility of applying a large number of high-quality decorative finishes on it, which will adapt to the aesthetic requirements of the space in which they are placed. 

Zamak in the lighting industry

These advantages can be crucial for lighting elements such as frames and ceiling luminaires, zamak chassis with male threads or cable guides. At Jegan, they all feature high quality, compliance with stringent industry requirements, varied design possibilities, and electromagnetic compatibility.

Although historically, the lighting sector has used other materials for solutions such as covers, decorative components or outdoor luminaires, zamak offers a series of essential guarantees to be considered in manufacturing lighting parts and their proper functioning. Greater mechanical strength, excellent corrosion resistance, and better heat management are just some of the competitive advantages of zamak.

Jegan: zamak die casting

Jegan's advanced production processes make designing and producing a wide range of parts for different sectors possible. These include complex geometry parts with varying surface finishes or additional operations. We are specialists in the production of zamak for medium and long seriesContact us to solve your doubts and determine your project's viability with zamak-injected components.