JECTC  Vol.6 No.4 , December 2016
Thermal Performance of MR-16 Light Emitting Diode Products
Abstract: The thermal properties of Light Emitting Diode (LED) products have a significant impact on their longevity and overall performance. Products which are unable to adequately dissipate heat degrade, shortening the projected lifespan. A testing apparatus has been constructed to characterize the thermal behavior of MR-16 LED products. This paper documents the testing setup and measurement results for 9 separate products, and identifies product characteristics which demonstrate higher success at heat dissipation. The thermal performance was quantified using experimental data and heat transfer models. Calculations to quantify the magnitude of heat transferred through radiation and convection in each LED product were performed. Results indicate some of the products are better optimized to enhance convection heat transfer.
Cite this paper: Beck, M. , Dillon, H. and Li, B. (2016) Thermal Performance of MR-16 Light Emitting Diode Products. Journal of Electronics Cooling and Thermal Control, 6, 127-138. doi: 10.4236/jectc.2016.64012.

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