ANSYS Convergence Webinar Series 2013: Fluid Dynamics - 3MComputer-Aided Engineering of an Advanced LED Light Bulb
Karl Geisler, 3M
Solid-state light sources, such as LEDs, are the wave of the future. While unique characteristics will be exploited to produce new luminaire types and paradigms, the massive installed base of traditional fixtures demands adaptation. Since LED junction temperature directly impacts energy efficiency, output spectrum and device lifetime, thermal management is a key linkage in the interdependence of application requirements, design parameters and performance characteristics. Comprehensive system modeling is invaluable in the search for optimum designs. This session highlights the use of ANSYS Icepak in the design of an innovative new LED light bulb, the 3M LED Advanced Light.