LED/PCB mods. I adapt cheap led lights. Will gooping the pcb to weatherproof it shorten life?
I'm an old electrician obsessed with LEDs and selling them to my old customers. I build custom landscape fixtures and have been purchasing cheap led lights and bastardizing them for parts. I've had several that moisture got to the pcb and it died of various causes. I've been gooping the supply wire solder points among other things to increase durability. If I goop the entire back of the board the smd is on, will it cook itself? Any other ideas to increase durability without shortening life expectancy drastically will be greatly appreciated.