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China’s Leedarson Blazes Trail in LED Lighting with LNP* Konduit* Compound from SABIC IP
SABIC Innovative Plastics today announced that Leedarson Lighting has selected LNP* Konduit* thermally conductive compound in a new white formulation to manufacture heat sinks for two of its light-emitting diode (LED) retrofit bulbs.
“As the first lighting manufacturer to use white LNP Konduit compound for heat sinks, we are leading the industry by offering high-efficiency, stylish LED retrofit products to consumers,” said Eder Lee, general manager, Leedarson Lighting. “We believe improved appearance of LED bulbs will have a significant effect on market acceptance. As demand increases, LNP Konduit compound will make it easy for us to boost production capacity because injection molding is highly scalable compared to metalworking. This versatile material also provides the freedom to design the next generation of heat sinks for future LED technologies.”
“With life spans of up to 50,000 hours and very low power consumption, LED lights hold tremendous potential for energy conservation,”
Replacing Aluminum with LNP Konduit Compounds
Leedarson created cylindrical heat sinks for its 2 watt (W) clear candle-shaped LED bulb and its 2W clear, round LED bulb using the new white LNP Konduit compound. These bulbs are sold in major home improvement stores and worldwide chain stores. Leedarson evaluated other conductive thermoplastics and chose LNP Konduit compound for its superior conductive performance, non-halogenated flame retardance, electrical isolation properties to pass the 6k V breakdown test, and stable color performance.
Compared to aluminum and other metals, thermally conductive compounds typically have lower coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) that help reduce stresses from differential expansion. They also weigh significantly less than aluminum.
LNP Konduit compounds offer tremendous flexibility to designers, who benefit from the freedom to create complex shapes and achieve part integration using injection molding instead of traditional stamping, casting and secondary finishing required by metals. Thermoplastics open the door to innovative configurations that can optimize heat transfer – all while providing the cost benefits of high-volume production.
For additional information on SABIC Innovative Plastics’ products for the LED lighting sector, please go to www.sabic-ip.com. For technical product inquiries, please contact us at www.sabic-ip.com/
*Trademarks of SABIC Innovative Plastics IP BV.
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