The thermal management of the LED and the unit is a vitally important consideration for the reliability of an LED unit. A variation of just one single degree centigrade can effect both the life of the LED, (the higher the temperature the unit is running at the faster the luminaire degrades) as well as the efficiency, ( the lower the temperature, the more efficient the luminaire is at producing light).More info >
With a single degree centigrade of heat having such a large effect on the efficiency and the lifetime of an LED Luminaire, the thermal interface material chosen for the LED design is of vital importance.
Electrolube offer a wide range of thermal interface materials including curing and non-curing pastes, gap pads, phase change materials (facilitating easy rework), as well as a selection of encapsulation resins which are designed to dissipate the heat away from the components to the housing.
If you have any questions our dedicated technical support team are on hand to answer your questions and don’t forget that our LED brochure contains vast amount of collaborative test data from Bridgelux comparing data to help you select the right material.
If you would like to read in more detail about the effects of effective thermal management on LED units, we have several articles you may be interested in:
Product code: GP500S - GP500SL
GP500 is a specialist silicone based thermal interface gap pad designed specifically to exhibit a very low thermal resistance value. It comes in a 200x400mm section which can be easily cut down if required and is easy to apply, streamlining production and minimising mess. It's available in a variety of thicknesses S = 0.5mm SL = 1mm for different applications making it suitable for a wide variety of applications, maintaining an impressive thermal conductivity value of 5W/m.K.
As with any thermal interface material, due to the varied nature of possible applications, we would advise talking to our technical support team to discuss your application prior to making a material choice to ensure the best product for the job is selected.
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