LED Thermal Management in Commercial and Consumer Lighting Applications
Why does thermal management matter? Excess heat directly affects both short-term and long-term LED performance. The short-term effects are color shift and reduced light output, while the long-term effect is accelerated lumen depreciation and thus shortened useful life. Participants will learn how to diagnose and solve thermal issues in both consumer and commercial LED applications.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Natural Convection Cooling: Optimizing Heat Sink Fin Spacing and More for Heat Transfer
Most high-powered electronic devices are cooled by forced convection airflow, but occasionally there is a need for natural convection cooling. Determining factors, which include cost, noise, vibration and reliability, can cause the need to eliminate the use of a fan or blower – particularly in consumer electronics and outdoor enclosures. Attendees will learn more about how to implement natural convection cooling, how to optimize for fin spacing and other important design elements for a successful thermal management solution.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Heat Pipes and Vapor Chambers in Heat Transfer
As electronics become faster and more powerful, thermal solutions must evolve to deal with the increasing heat loads. Simply increasing the size of a heat sink, or adding a fan, was once enough to provide the required increased performance. Liquid cooling, through the use of heat pipes, vapor chambers and microchannels, can provide excellent solutions in these high heat applications. Attendees will learn how to deploy heat pipes and vapor chambers in thermal management, including the use of microchannels.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)
From the fundamentals of thermodynamics, to diagnosing and resolving the most challenging heat issues, ATS engineers share their extensive knowledge in webinar and training seminars that can be conveniently accessed by desktop or tablet. The webinars are free to attend, but the virtual seating is limited. Attendees are allowed to ask questions, ensuring all needs are met for those who attend. To register for the upcoming webinars, please visit: