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Technical Articles

Phase Change Materials: Innovations in Thermal Management

Posted on 30 July 2020 by Electrolube
Tags: Electrolube, Thermal Management, Phase Change Materials, Solder, Thermal Paste

Authors: Jade Bridges, Global Technical Support Manager and Ben Han, Research and Development Engineer from Electrolube UK and China respectively. 

Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) are used in electronics applications to improve the efficiency of heat transfer and reduce the operating temperature of a device. They work by improving the conduction of heat through to a heat sink, where the heat is radiated to the surrounding environment by means of convection. Demand for improved thermal management in electronic…

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The powerful impact of protecting future LED lighting applications, including improved growth of animals, plants and algae.

Posted on 11 February 2019 by Electrolube IT DE FR
Tags: LED Industry, Thermal Management, Potting Compounds, Encapsulation Resins

Jade Bridges describes some interesting applications of LEDs and looks at how modern protective compounds and thermal management materials are enhancing the performance and prolonging the life of LED lighting units exposed to challenging indoor and outdoor environments, with positive powerful results.

It is hard to ignore the phenomenal growth of the LED market, spurred on by new applications, advertisements for energy saving and company policies to switch to more efficient lighting systems.…

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Extending the life of LEDs – Part 2

Posted on 04 November 2015 by Electrolube
Tags: LEDs, Thermal Management, Resins, coatings

With the rapid growth of the LED market, correct product selection is imperative to ensure LED performance and lifetime. In Part 1 of this paper we discussed the importance of proper thermal management, including the various ways to ensure maximum heat dissipation in LED systems. The effect of excessive heat generation was discussed in direct correlation to LED lifetime. Similarly, in Part 2 we will…

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