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Condensation is a naturally occurring condition that can affect any light. It does not suggest a defect in a product, as opposed to what happens when a leak occurs, in which case there is water ingress that could lead to a system failure. The explanation contained herein is intended to help end users differentiate between these two conditions so they understand what, if anything, needs to be done.
Virtually all lights are prone to condensate due to the following events:
- Air is trapped inside a lamp when manufactured
- Plastic parts used in lights naturally absorb moisture in the air
- As the light heats up these plastics parts release moisture that mixes with air
- Moisture attaches itself to the coolest part of the lamp, e.g. the lens
- Halogen lamps tend to run hot so the moisture evaporates more quickly
- LED lights produce less heat so moisture takes longer to evaporate, so it can be more noticeable
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