With high visible light, low radiant energy, and no infrared or ultraviolet light, LEDs are the most efficient light source in the lighting market today. While as much as 80 percent more energy efficient than traditional incandescent lighting, LED components still create a considerable amount of heat. High temperatures can cut the lifespan of an LED light in half. Temperatures over the maximum rated junction can quickly weaken the lumen output and the color quality of LEDs.
By dissipating the heat emitted by the LED light source, the efficiency and length of life of the light source can increase exponentially. Thermal management is a key factor in lumen output. For high-lumen output applications, passive cooling is not enough. In order to reach the desired lumen values in a small form factor, active cooling is the perfect solution to effectively disperse the heat produced by LED components.
Active cooling solutions are a new contender in LED thermal management systems. Dissipating heat directly from the core of the modules allows for less thermal resistance, making the entire assembly more efficient. Active cooling technology offers thermal capabilities that are superior to passive heat sinks and can raise performance while significantly reducing the size of the lighting fixture.
With industry-leading, German-engineered compact fans and American-designed assemblies, ebm-papst can provide the perfect cooling solution for your LED application. One of the most significant advantages that ebm-papst fans have on the life of the LED light is due to the reliability of our products. With active cooling solutions far surpassing the 50,000+ hour promise the industry is accustomed to, an ebm-papst fan is now the LED light’s most efficient cooling source.