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: TPM55001K
TPM550 is one of Electrolube's latest high-performance thermal interface material innovations. It is a phase change material meaning that when it reaches its 'activation' temperature of 45°C it changes state to become a lower viscosity material, minimizing the contact thermal resistance and improving the thermal conductivity. Once it cools, it reverts back to its original state.
It is easy to apply via screen and stencil printing, containing a small amount of solvent which evaporates once it has been applied to partially cure the material in place. This eliminates the mess associated with thermal pastes or greases while maintaining workability.
The phase change allows for a vast array of application scenarios while it also has an exceptional thermal conductivity value of 5.5W/m.K. maintaining high performance through a wide operating temperature range.
With thermal interface materials, every application is different and one should not rely solely on the TDS to compare products. If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our technical support team.
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