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11
SEP
2017

Electronics Weekly | More heat than light for UVC LEDs

The old saying about an argument generating ‘more heat than light’ also sums up the thermal challenge in the growing market for UVC LEDs being used to disinfect medical instruments, water and other everyday consumer products, writes John Cafferkey of Cambridge Nanotherm. Read the...
01
SEP
2017

EPDT | Why thermal management is key to ensuring the success of UVC LED disinfection

LEDs are changing our understanding of how we can use light. In horticulture, LED lighting is transforming tower blocks and basements into urban farms, enabling farmers to produce food in the heart of our cities and towns. In local government, LEDs are driving down the cost and...
07
AUG
2017

LEDs Magazine | Examine the heated question of chip-scale packaging in the LED industry

The primary reason LEDs are sold as a packaged product is to protect the fragile bare die from damage. Standardized packaging also makes it far easier for manufacturers to work with LEDs on production lines. However, there is another consideration: LEDs are only around 40%...
26
JUL
2017

New Electronics | Solution to heat challenges in UV LED modules

Applications using ultraviolet (UV) light were first used back in the 1900s, but it was not until the 1940s that it was used on an industrial scale curing resins and inks and being deployed to sterilise and then disinfect medical equipment… Read the full article on the New...
25
JUL
2017

Medical Design Technology | The Next Step for UVC Disinfection in Hospitals

The use of UVC technology for sterilization and disinfection has been in mainstream use since the 1950s in medical sanitization and large-scale water sterilization application. These applications use mercury lamps to generate light with a wavelength of 253.7nm. This has a...
01
JUL
2017

eeNews Europe | The thermal implications of small, portable UV LED disinfection

LED technology is about to revolutionize the UVC disinfection market by enabling small, robust and portable applications that are not possible using traditional UVC technologies. However, as the technology gets smaller and the power gets higher one major challenge the industry...
13
JUN
2017

Chip Scale Review | Tackling the thermal challenge chip-scale packaging creates for high-power LEDs

While chip-scale packaging (CSP) has been around since the 1990s (and in production since the early 2000s), the LED industry has only adopted CSP approaches in earnest within the last few years. Read the full artcile by our Applications Manager, Dr Giles Humpston in the Chip...
07
APR
2017

LED Journal: 2 oz, or Not 2 oz | That is the Question?

A variation of this question vexed Prince Hamlet while the modern version unsettles many a LED PCB designer. It’s all about copper thickness. When designing a PCB for LEDs, what weight of copper should be specified? Read the full post on the LED Journal website.
24
MAR
2017

CiE | Horticultural lighting is heating up

With innovations in LED grow lighting, society is on the cusp of a revolution in horticultural production. But, says John Cafferkey, marketing manager of Cambridge Nanotherm, the success of this revolution may hinge on finding ways to improve the thermal efficiency of L...
02
FEB
2017

Thermal News: LEDs Under the Thumb

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...
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