The 5mm package versus the power LED: not a light choice for the luminaire designer

Dec. 19, 2005
Although lighting fixture designs tend to emphasize the role of the power LED in current and future luminaires, there is a strong case for continuing to rely on the good old 5 mm package.
Repleo luminaire As solid-state lighting technologies progress towards maturity, many obstacles still remain impeding successful product introduction and commercialization. The dream of using LEDs to replace millions of incandescent lights has led many in the industry down the path of selecting high-output power LED packages as the light source for their solid state luminaire designs.

Unfortunately, these power LED packages create substantial thermal issues for the luminaire designer and often lead to compromised efficiency and performance of the lighting system.


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