New Whitepaper Addresses LED Lighting Design Challenges

Vitex Discusses How Aluminum Extrusions Solve Thermal, Design & Manufacturing Pitfalls
FRANKLIN, N.H. - Sept. 28, 2016 - PRLog -- Vitex Extrusion, a leading aluminum extrusion manufacturer, has published a new whitepaper, titled "3 Toughest LED Lighting Design Challenges Solved Using Aluminum Extrusions," to address common issues faced by lighting designers, product engineers and fixture manufacturers when converting to LED lighting.

Due to its energy and maintenance saving advantages, Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting has enjoyed tremendous growth in both interior and exterior applications. However, as the whitepaper points out, in order to maintain the longevity of LED lights, efficient heat management is crucial. Although LED bulbs are cool to the touch, high temperatures are absorbed elsewhere in the fixture. By utilizing custom aluminum extrusion heat sinks, heat can be rapidly transferred for ultimate thermal efficiency. Aluminum extrusions also provide designers the opportunity to create fully integrated fixtures out of aluminum that are lightweight, highly efficiency and reliability.

Given the small size of LEDs, and endless design configurations, manufacturing costs are often a concern. This whitepaper discusses how the substitution of other materials and consolidation of multiple parts with aluminum extrusions can result in major cost savings through fewer components, reduced finishing, simplified assembly, and improved supply chain logistics.

"The aluminum extrusion process for LED lighting design provides product designers with virtually unlimited design opportunities, with the added benefit of low tooling costs and short lead times," said Andrew Curland, CEO & President, Vitex Extrusion. "Particularly as LED use expands to larger light fixtures, such as parking garage and horticultural lighting, aluminum's lightweight, durability and corrosion resistant properties make it the ideal metal for these new fixtures."

To download a complimentary copy of the whitepaper, visit

About Vitex Extrusion
Vitex Extrusion is a fully integrated aluminum extrusion manufacturer serving the needs of system integrators, OEMs and product manufacturers. In addition to producing aluminum extrusions, Vitex provides design support and prototyping, fabrication, machining and tooling, as well as parts assembly, packaging and supply chain solutions. Operating 24/7 from its world class 115,000-square-foot facility in Franklin, NH, the company continues to build its strong market position. For more information, visit

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