Whilst the benefits of LEDs over traditional lighting are well established – from improved energy consumption to a tenfold increase in lifetime – one significant challenge remains: price has been, and continues to be, an issue.
This is particularly true in the domestic market where total cost of ownership arguments tend to fall on deaf ears. The initial purchase price must be acceptable for LEDs to really gain momentum against incandescent and halogen lighting.
The cost of creating a LED luminaire is spread over a number of component parts including assembly costs, the Metal Clad Printed Circuit Board (MCPCB), drivers and optics. But the biggest cost (at around 45%) is the LED itself.
What if by increasing the thermal profile of the MCPCB (which currently only accounts for around 5% of the cost of a luminaire) you could reduce the number of LEDs needed?
This is exactly what Nanotherm nanoceramic MCPCBs offer.
With a comparable thermal profile to expensive ceramic PCBs our Nanotherm LC nanoceramic MCPCBs offer the highest LED thermal management performing MCPCB substrate in the industry. This gives engineers the choice to run LEDs at a lower temperature – extending their life – or to drive the LED harder and increase the brightness – meaning less LEDs can be used to achieve the same lumen rating. And with the increased thermal properties LEDs can be placed closer together, making brighter LEDs possible in smaller luminaires.