The one downfall to this wonderful coating becomes apparent when high power LED strips are used for extended periods of time. Under heat, this silicone yellows and hardens until the once bright and white strips are yellow and brittle. LEDs soon die under the heat trapped in this crusty coating.
So what to do when this coating is no longer needed? Remove it!
*Warning: Do not perform this method in an oven you plan to make food with. Do not leave the LED strips in the oven unattended.