LED / Lighting

Bay Light Heatsinks offer Thermal Solutions

December 15th, 2014

GlacialTech Inc. announced its new line of high performance Bay Light heatsinks for high power LED applications. The line of heatsinks includes the Igloo SR100, SR150, SR200, SR200HP and SR250HP. The Igloo SR200HP and Igloo…read more

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Thermal Considerations in LED System Modeling

December 2nd, 2014

Karl Geisler According to a recent U.S. DOE report [1], nearly half of all commercial lamps and luminaires sold will be LED-based by 2020. The thermal management challenge for LEDs is multidimensional. First, unlike traditional…read more

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THERMAL LIVE 2015

November 25th, 2014

THERMAL LIVE 2015 October 6 – 8, 2015 Online Event Featuring practical thermal management techniques and topics, this event includes roundtables, webinars and videos; and there’s no cost to attend. Program Highlights: LED Design Data…read more

Scientists Produce Beneficial Materials for Optoelectronics

November 24th, 2014

Last month, scientists announced Molybdenum Disulfide MoS2 as a new successor to graphene and better material due to its low electrical resistance, high thermal conductivity and its ability to be stretched. Scientists have just introduced…read more

Cheaper LED Bulbs Developed

November 11th, 2014

Cree has announced its new LED bulb does not include a metal heat sink, which is typical of most LED bulbs. “In its new design, heat is removed from the LEDs through convection, or a…read more

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Two New Grades of Compound to Reduce Cost and Maintain High Performance

September 19th, 2014

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has just announced it has expanded its portfolio of compounds and materials by adding two new grades of a compound called KONDUIT. KONDUIT  PX13012 and PX11311U are made of compounds…read more

Cold Forged Heat Sinks Boost Thermal Management of LEDs

August 19th, 2014

GlacialTech Inc. has introduced Igloo FR210 and Igloo FR210HP, two new cold forging thermal modules designed for 80W LED thermal management applications. The Igloo FR210HP differs from the Igloo FR210 in that it optimized for…read more

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Nanodiamonds Boost Thermal Conductivity of Thermoplastics

July 18th, 2014

Carbodeon has announced the release of new nanodiamond-enhanced thermoplastics, which offer a 20-100 percent improvement in thermal conductivity compared to traditional materials. The new uDiamond® products can achieve a 20 percent increase in polymer thermal…read more

Phase-Change TIM Offers Good Alternative to Grease

July 7th, 2014

Universal Science has introduced a new phase change thermal interface material that offers a cleaner, more effective alternative to thermal grease. With 4.0 w/mK thermal conductivity, UniPhase 4000-COB is ideal for use in a wide…read more

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Adhesive Cures at Temperatures as Low as 60°C

June 23rd, 2014

DELO, a manufacturer of industrial adhesives for automotive, consumer and industrial electronics applications, has released a new heat-curing adhesive that cures to full strength in temperatures as low at 60°C. The new DELOMONOPOX LT204 epoxy resin…read more

Thermal Adhesive Tape Reduces PCB Production Time

June 18th, 2014

Universal Science, a provider of thermal management solutions, has introduced a reflowable, thermally conductive adhesive tape designed for application during PCB manufacturing. Bondline 1000-Reflow can be laminated directly to PCBs prior to processing, enabling the…read more

Thermally Conductive Plastic for LED Heat Sinks Reduces Lighting Costs

June 4th, 2014

Bayer Material Science has announced Makrolon® polycarbonate as the latest addition to its family of heat-resistant plastics designed specifically for LED heat sink applications. Compared with aluminum, this grade of Makrolon polycarbonate conduct similar thermal performance…read more

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Solder Joint Lifetime of Rapidly Cycled LED Components

May 29th, 2014

Wendy Luiten Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands INTRODUCTION Active LEDs in a consumer TV product are boosted and dimmed with the video picture content. Boosting and dimming of the LEDs is a powerful means to…read more

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Thermal Material Provides Both Compressibility and Conformability with Phase-Change Ability

April 17th, 2014

AI Technology, Inc. has released COOL-PAD™ CPR7154, a thermal interface material that dispenses like a thermal pad but exhibits characteristics like that of a grease or gel when device temperatures increase to above 45°C. Ideal…read more

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