Taking humidity out of sealed headlights
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.
Elkton , MD
2020 - PACE Award Finalist
What: Condensation management device for LED
Innovation: W.L. Gore’s device can actively remove moisture and prevent condensation in a sealed headlamp by reducing its internal humidity, even with the lower temperatures of LEDs. Designed as a maintenance-free electromechanical solution, the Innovation uses a flexible proprietary microporous desiccant that absorbs and releases moisture, with the ability to regenerate tens of thousands of times.
First customer: BMW 5 series