Effective heat dissipation, essential to increase LED lifespan

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LED has become the dominant technology in today's public lighting, thanks to its advantages compared to traditional light sources: low energy consumption, total control over beam direction, resistance to vibrations, ignition time below one millisecond, no flickering, high color rendering index, etcetera. However, along the way, light emitting diodes have also revealed certain drawbacks that have compromised their effectiveness, among which are their little tolerance to high temperatures.

This fragility supposes a drastic reduction of the LED potential lifespan, which on the paper is very superior to that of other technologies. Heat dissipation, therefore, has become of fundamental importance when making the most of this light source, and it has to be extremely effective to prevent the celebrated energy savings from being overshadowed by premature breakdowns. Thus, the challenge today is to develop better thermal management systems, capable of maintaining an optimal operating temperature in LED modules at all times.

That is the case of Laminar Heatsink®, a device designed and patented by ATP Lighting as an answer to the problems caused by overheating. This innovation, which unlike fin heatsinks is flat and super-slim, manages to reduce the working temperature of LED modules by 21 % and prolongs their lifespan by more than 21 000 hours. Considering that the annual average operating time of outdoor lighting in Spain is 4100 hours, this means extending the life of LED to almost 25 years. These data are not theoretical, but the result of measurements made by ATP's Quality Department in a climatic chamber at a constant temperature of 35 ° C, with no air flowing.

Laminar Heatsink® is now available for Classic hexagonal, Classic square, Classic round, Enur, Funcional, Metrópoli, Croma, Evolución, Cónica and Venus ATP series, as well as for Orión projector. Also, this device is the defining component of the Aire® luminaire.



Press contact:

Julio Aparicio

ATP Lighting

comunicacion@atpiluminacion.com

(+34) 948 33 07 12

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