Extending the life of LEDs

Choosing the correct protection media for LED devices to improve lifetime and performance

Jade Bridges – European Technical Support Specialist, Electrolube Ltd

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 also be discussing LED lifetime; in this paper we will highlight the use of LEDs in various environments and introduce how to specify appropriate protection under such conditions.

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