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- v. Present participle of heatsink.
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Why are all the Surefire and similar LED-based flashlights made mostly of metal? not just as style nor protection, but partially as heatsinking. little tiny radio shack LEDs are of limited heat production. high lumen, high wattage ones kill themselves from heat without heatsinking.
Thermal managment and proper heatsinking will be tough in this closed design.
SSL light engines can include all the elements required to implement an LED-based lighting product - LED, lens, driver circuitry, heatsinking and packaging - meaning that all designers need do to benefit from this low power, long life technology is to connect up to the appropriate power source.
So, drilling a 1cm hole through 4mm of steel per second - minus heatsinking effects.
They’re bright enough to be uncomfortable (at a minimum) if you look right at them … and they are hot enough to melt themselves without adequate heatsinking. go read the specs on Cree or Nichia high lumen LEDs … junction temps will freak you out, and the heatsinking requirements are right there with it.
'designer's pack' including application notes and technical data sheets on how to incorporate drivers, heatsinking etc.