Thermal Management of Sophisticated LED Solutions

  • Theo Treurniet
Part of the Solid State Lighting Technology and Application Series book series (SSLTA, volume 2)


Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are already widely applied in general lighting applications. For almost all lamps and luminaires based on conventional technologies, an LED equivalent has been developed and put on the market. The application space of LEDs ranges from small systems, using a few watts of power to systems that generate more than 10,000 lumens and dissipate more than 200 W of power. Over this wide application area, many different system architectures are used and many different thermal solutions are applied. This chapter focuses on the application of LEDs; it is split-up in sections that cover different application areas. First, it describes the application of LEDs in lamps. These retrofit LED lamps have a prescribed form factor and replace existing lamps, based on conventional technologies (incandescent, halogen, or compact fluorescent). Next, the application of LEDs in new systems is described for several application fields. Finally, LEDs in some special applications are discussed. These applications have special requirements that need more advanced thermal solutions. This chapter concludes with a section on remaining challenges.


Form Factor Heat Sink Luminous Flux Thermal Interface Material Lead Lamp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LED Platform DevelopmentPhilips LightingEindhovenThe Netherlands

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