A new alliance has been agreed between Innovations In Optics and Bayer MaterialScience (BMS).
The former will use the latter's polycarbonate resins in the production of its new LumiBright LE line of LED lighting products.
According to European Plastics News, a resin was required that could withstand high levels of heat, as well as remain resistant to yellowing.
As a result, BMS Makrolon LED 2045 grade resin was selected, as it is also transparent.
Thomas Brukilacchio, president of Innovations in Optics, said: "Polycarbonate is already mechanically a great material - for example, it doesn't crack when we need to lock it down with self-tapping screws."
He added that "several months" were spent evaluating different plastic materials until the perfect solution was found.
Columnist John Ewoldt recently wrote for the StarTribune.com that LEDs are beneficial because they can tolerate low temperatures and are free from mercury.
He explained that they are also flicker free and turn on instantly.