Thermal management of high-power LEDs

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15th, Jan. 2016
Mingfa Tech Manufacturing Limited
High power light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can use 350 milliwatts or more in a single LED. Most of the electricity in an LED becomes heat rather than light (about 70% heat and 30% light). If this heat is not removed, the LEDs run at high temperatures, which not only lowers their efficiency, but also makes the LED less reliable. Thus, thermal management of high power LEDs is a crucial area of research and development. It is necessary to limit the junction temperature to a value that will guarantee the desired LED lifetime.
Heat sinks provide a path for heat from the LED source to outside medium. Heat sinks can dissipate power in three ways: conduction (heat transfer from one solid to another), convection (heat transfer from a solid to a moving fluid, for most LED applications the fluid will be air), or radiation (heat transfer from two bodies of different surface temperatures through Thermal radiation).
Although a bigger surface area leads to better cooling performances, there is a need of space between the fins to generate a considerable temperature difference between the fin and the surrounding air. When the fins stand too close together, the air in between would become almost the same temperature as the fins, which makes thermal transmission will not be happened any more. So with more fins does not mean a better cooling performance.
Mingfa Tech Manufacturing Limited is an LED thermal solution leading provider. Focusing on design and manufacture of high standard quality LED coolers including SimpoLED, EtraLED, GooLED, HibayLED, BuLED series, Mingfa Tech’s heat sinks were certified by Bridgelux, Xicato, Seol Semiconductor and LG Innotek, Lumileds and Luminus ......etc, which are compatible with more than 20 well-known LED COB brands.
Thermal transfer takes place at the surface of the heat sink. Therefore, heat sinks should be designed to have a large surface area. This goal can be reached by using a large number of fine fins or by increasing the size of the heat sink itself. Mingfa Tech pin fin heatsinks is 10% higher in heat dissipation efficiency than normal heat sinks.
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