LEDs cooled by SynJet named winners of Next Generation Luminaires competition by US Department of Energy
Austin, Texas – At this year’s Strategies in Light conference, an event showcasing the latestadvancements in LED lighting, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and a panel of 12 judges drawn from across the lighting design community named 15 LED downlight and accent light fixtures winners of the 2010 Next Generation Luminaires competition. The Nuventix SynJet cooled two of these award-winning fixtures, recognized for their warm color, even distribution of light and small form factor – a feat considering fewer than 10 percent of LED lights currently utilize active cooling for thermal management.
These fixtures include:
Philips Lightolier accent track lighting “Alcyon” cooled by the SynJet ZFlow 65
Edison Price Lighting recessed downlighting “LED FTD DL/5-2000” cooled by the SynJet ZFlow 100 and DLM Cooler 120
“These wins with Philips and Edison Price are big for us. The SynJet was instrumental in differentiating the design of these two winners from the others,” said Tom Dalton, senior vice president of sales and marketing with Nuventix. “Interestingly, one of the judges for the Edison Price fixture wrote ‘the use of a fan for heat management did cause some concerns.’ Although this judge didn’t realize the LED used SynJet as its thermal management solution, it does show fans are seen as an unreliable option for LED cooling. Thermal management is key to making LED lighting viable and the Nuventix SynJet is the only active cooling option available that makes sense.”
Nuventix’ SynJet LED cooling technology is currently utilized by leading LED lighting manufacturers to cool high brightness LED lights. SynJet technology is quiet, flexible and more reliable than even the LED it cools. This technology allows designers and manufacturers to build energy efficient lighting solutions without thermal constraints. In addition to reducing energy consumption, SynJet technology also ensures LED light engines run brighter and longer, up to 100,000 hours, providing the end user with better quality, longer-lasting and more cost efficient bulb and fixture.
Sponsored by the U.S. DOE, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the Next Generation Lighting competition was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for commercial lighting applications. To select the 2010 winners, a panel of 12 judges assessed each luminaire for lighting performance, appearance, adjustability, construction, energy efficiency andindustry design.
Nuventix is the company that cools, providing the only answer to the growing problem of thermal management in electronics. From chips in LED lighting to embedded computing and beyond, the Nuventix SynJet offers a reliable, quiet and energy efficient cooling solution in a variety of sizes and form factors. Nuventix, with its innovative SynJet technology product line, has been solving thermal management problems for customers around the world since 2003. Visit www.nuventix.com.
Helen Rodriguez INK Public Relations for Nuventix 512 382-8988