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Enabling New LED Designs Through Advanced Cooling Technology
Keywords: Advanced Thermal Management, Innovative Cooling Technology, Highly Reliable Cooling
Passive thermal management has historically been the solution of choice for the lighting industry and with incandescent and florescent lighting solutions, this has been acceptable. But to bring LEDs to market for general illumination, an active cooling solution will be required. Heat is a killer for LEDs in general illumination designs, and active cooling will allow designers lumen output today not projected possible for another two years. While active cooling will pull the market forward from a design standpoint, it will also help designers create more efficient products. Lighting currently consumes 22% of all the energy used in the US. SynJet technology from Nuventix is the only way to actively cool LEDs while maintaining efficiency and reliability, thus helping reduce our energy consumption. Mass market acceptance of active cooling solutions from Nuventix will propel the LED industry forward two years. By utilizing SynJets the LED lighting industry can capitalize on the savings today. Discussed here will be the history of thermal management, with an in-depth look at why it is essential for an industry that previously relied on passive technology to embrace active solutions today. Standard and innovative cooling solutions will be discussed and compared, weighing benefits to each option for designers and developers. Design restrictions and options will be addressed, and in closing will discuss market potential and projections for success. Product demonstrations and technology demonstrations will be on hand to highlight presented information.
Raghav Mahalingam, Director of Product Development
Austin, TX

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