April 2017

Guest Blogs


LEDs Under the Thumb

Dr Giles Humpston, Applications Manager
Cambridge Nanotherm


LEDs do two things really well. They emit light and heat, in roughly equal measures. The light is generally useful, the heat less so. Heat and LEDs do not make good bedfellows so when designing a solidstate light source, as much care needs to be taken in removing the heat as managing the photons.


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  Sponsored Announcement

Call for Papers Deadline Extended

The Advancements in Thermal Management Conference has extended its call for presentations deadline to March 23rd. Click Here for more information


Join speakers from Intel, DuPont, Simon Fraser University, Outlast Technologies, TA Instruments, Schoeller Electronics Systems GmbH and AT&S Austria as a speaker at the event. Program slots are now extremely limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


Submit an Abstract - Full-conference registration fees will be waived for all confirmed speakers.


Preliminary Program Sessions Include:

  • Fanless Thermal Solution Design Guide for IoT Applications - Intel Corp.

  • High Efficient Heat Dissipation on Printed Circuit Boards - Schoeller Electronics Systems GmbH

  • Ultrathin Thermal Ground Planes for High Heat Flux - Kelvin Thermal Technologies

  • Performance Investigation of Fans Placed in Series - Electronic Cooling Solutions

  • Thermal Conductivity Measurement by Steady-State and Flash Diffusivity Methods and Instruments - TA Instruments

  • Natural-Graphite-Sheet Heat Sinks - Simon Fraser University

  • Comparison of Advanced Flexible Heater Technologies - DuPont Electronics & Communications

  • Thermal Runaway Prevention of Li-ion Batteries by Novel Thermal Management System - Outlast Technologies LLC

  • Heat Pipes as Thermal Solution for PCBs - AT&S Austria

  • Power Density and Thermal Management Roadmap of Next Generation Telecom Equipment - ASME Thermal Consultant

Being held August 9-10, 2017 in Denver, Co., this event educates attendees on the latest advancements in thermal management and temperature mitigation for electronics packaging, air and liquid cooling, thermal materials, temperature sensing and control, system design and management for optimizing thermal properties.

  New Products

Fulham Launches LumoSeries 150W LED Driver

Fulham, the lighting components and electronics specialists, has launched a 150W LumoSeries LED driver. Designed for 230V higher output luminaires such as high bays used in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the new 150W LumoSeries LED driver features the lowest in-rush current in the industry. <read more>


MechaTronix Eyes Outdoor LED Market, Reveals Next Industrial Cooler Platform

Just a few months after the launch of the 2x2MX, the next standardization in outdoor light engines is a fact. This time Lumileds, Ledil and MechaTronix joined forces to create a 2×6 emitter platform for outdoor use. <read more>


Acclaim Lighting Introduces Submersible, High Output Aqua Drum Series

Acclaim Lighting introduces Aqua Drum, its newest series of high-output, submersible LED fixtures developed for outdoor façade wash, fountains, ponds, and landscape applications. <read more>


Osram Launches Next Generation Cove Light to Elevate Hospitality and Retail Environments

Traxon Technologies has launched its next generation Cove Light AC DIM GII solution. This indoor fixture for indirect illumination is designed to make it easier for lighting designers and architects to create more dynamic retail and hospitality environments in installations around the world. <read more>


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  Industry News

EPtronics Announces Issuance of US Patent for LED Driver with Auxiliary Power Output

EPtronics Inc. (EPtronics) is excited to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 9,603,208, covering the invention of an LED driver for driving LEDs and providing auxiliary power for associated circuits. This auxiliary power output can supply power to accessories such as an occupancy sensor, wireless dimming control module, or other control equipment. <read more>


Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program

Intertek announces the launch of its certification program for lighting products, including LED luminaires, used in horticultural or agricultural applications. The Horticultural Lighting Certification Program will leverage the Company’s lighting expertise to help manufacturers develop innovative, high-performance products for an emerging industry. <read more>


Universal Lighting Technologies Partners with Latin America Electrical Representatives

Universal Lighting Technologies has announced an agency partnership with Latin America Electrical Representatives (LAREPS). Based in Mexico City, the agency will provide Universal’s advanced LED and ballast retrofit and replacement solutions in Mexico. <read more>


General Motors Cuts Energy Consumption and Costs with LED Upgrade 

Two historic U.S. “generals” are joining forces to combat energy inefficiency and wasted productivity across the globe. Over the last year, General Motors installed 45,000 efficient LED lighting fixtures with motion sensors from Current, GE’s digital energy startup. <read more>


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Event Listings

InterLumi Panama

InterLumi Panama, the global lighting trade show organized by America Expo Group, will be held at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama from 29 June to 1 July, 2017. Serving the Latin American & the Caribbean countries, InterLumi Panama is positioned to be an effective tool to stimulate the development of the region’s lighting industry as well as provide a gateway for exhibitors to tap into this emerging market.


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