LEDdyamics and CeramTec win awards for LED products
Following Osram's success with the German Future Prize, two other companies have won awards for their LED-related products.
The EverLED-TR was one of eight winners in the Green Tech category. The Popular Science awards recognize innovations, in 10 separate categories, that make a positive impact on life today and change our views of the future.
"While the LEDdynamics team is honored to win this award, we feel that it is really a victory for the entire LED industry." said William McGrath, president and CTO of LEDdynamics. "Popular Science has recognized the environmental cost of disposing of 680 million mercury-filled fluorescent tubes each year, and found a better, cleaner, greener way to generate light with LEDs, and specifically, the EverLED-TR."
"It's the EverLED-TR's ability to work with existing fluorescent ballasts and the quality of the light produced, which were deciding factors for PopSci's evaluation team," said Jonathan Wish, LEDdynamics' chief strategic officer. "They understand the need for LED solutions which do not require costly removal or modification of existing systems, and will work better than the light sources they are replacing. Because the end-user can simply 'drop-in' the EverLED-TR, switching to LED technology has never been easier."
CeramCool ceramic heat-sink recognized as most innovative product
Alexander Dohn, Manager of the Electronics Division for CeramTec AG, said "CeramCool® has revolutionized thermal management for high-power electronics systems by dissipating the resulting heat from the critical component quickly and without barriers. The basis for this solution is a simplified overall construction with the direct connection between the heat-sink and the high-performance LED, for example."
In addition to optimizing thermal conductivity this means that the systems are smaller and their construction is less complex, while at the same time ensuring optimized operating conditions and simultaneous weight and cost savings.