Mastering LED Cooling
With the evolution of LED lighting over the last years, the demand for professional thermal solutions has grown exponentially. And now that we no longer remain in the realm of low power LED’s, thermal management becomes a critical factor within LED fixtures. To that end, MechaTronix has developed several series of pin-fin and star heat sinks, manufactured through die casting, forging or extrusion. This has resulted in a comprehensive range of more than 400 off-the-shelf available LED coolers, for passive or active heat dissipation.
After initial reservations concerning active LED coolers, specialists have found that there really is no better option, when closing in on the 8000 lumen mark. Admittedly, the fan’s lifespan becomes somewhat of a focal point in the application of an active LED cooler, but given that the lifespan of the LED engine itself dramatically decreases at high temperatures, the lifespan of the fan looks rather favourable all of a sudden.
MechaTronix’ ground breaking ModuLED coolers and its actively cooled sibling IceLED have garnered a lot of attention and positive reviews in the LED market. ModuLED and IceLED are just precursors of a complete range of dedicated and highly effective LED coolers for professional deployment in spotlights, downlights, high bays and a further score of architectural and utility LED applications.
Both ModuLED and IceLED, as well as their upcoming descendants are Zhaga-ready and have a matrix of mounting holes that allows for very easy attachment of a great number of market-leading LED engines. Simply apply a thermal interface of your choice, put the LED engine in place and fasten with self-tapping screws and you are good to go! No drilling, customisation or special mounting brackets are needed.
Thanks to an extremely thorough thermal verification of all heat sink lines, MechaTronix provides total thermal disclosure for each model, coupled with several brands and categories of LED COB’s and engines. All thermal data is available in the product specifications, that come with every MechaTronix heat sink. In this way, engineers save time and effort during the design stage of their LED fixture and will significantly shorten their time to market.