in light and design
Innovation in lighting
industry will necessarily pass through energy
saving and implementation of more flexible and
During the last years
a great effort has been made to reduce energy
consumption in home appliances of any kind and
now the time for a major revolution in the technology
of light sources for domestic and public appliance
It is well known that power absorption
of traditional filament lamps can be largely
reduced by introducing LED based technology
into dedicated projects.
IDEALED, a newborn company based
in Northern Italy and dedicated to LED based
solutions, has been developing new lighting
devices dedicated to home and office applications
whose accurate engineering includes polymer
compound based heat sinks and overmolded transparent
This new product range is thus completely polymer
based and can be manufactured by advanced molding
cheap and fast production,
environmental friendly transformation,
easy raw materials handling,
flexible industrial scaling.
By injecting both heat sink and
transparent sealing it is also possible to save
assembly cost and time. Evident savings are
also related to metal replacement leading to
aluminum substitution by custom-made thermally
conductive polymer compounds.
The development of this kind of
innovative product required extensive engineering
and collaboration in order to tailor-make special
thermoplastic compounds, verify thermal and
mechanical performance, test overall part performance
in time and, more than anything, feasibility
of injection molding.
For many of these aspects IDEALED
worked in close contact with LATI, a
major European compounder leader in high performance
and special thermoplastic compounds. LATI took
care of material tuning, co-design activity
by finite element analysis as well as molding
Implementation of thermally
conductive thermoplastic in LED featuring devices
started with the here describesd product and
is now being extended to a whole range of IDEALED
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