Mehmet Arik1, Jennifer Jackson1, Yogen Utturkar1, Rajdeep Sharma2, Charles Seeley 2, Satish Prabhakaran3, Stan Weaver4, Bongtae Han5 and Glenn Kuenzler6
1 Thermal Systems Laboratory, GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY 12309, United States
2 Lifing Technologies Laboratory, GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY 12309, United States
3 Power Conversion Laboratory, GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY 12309, Unites States.
4 Micro Nano Systems Laboratory, GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY 12309, United States
5 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, United States
6 GE Lumination, Valley View, OH 44125, United States.
Light-emitting diode (LED)-based solid-state lighting (SSL) products have been exceeding the predicted performances especially at the chip and package levels. This has led to new SSL-based products for energy savings and long lifetimes. Large amounts of government funding and private investments have been made during the last decade to accelerate and guide the technology. This paper focuses on the development of an LED-based high-lumen luminaire technology. The critical subcomponents of the luminaire are the LED light engine (LED chips and optical system), thermal management, and driver electronics. Each of these subcomponents will be discussed in detail for a 100W incandescent replacement technology. The paper addresses system integration of each of the subcomponents. While the design of new products evolve, the lack of reliability data poses a risk of premature failure of LED-based products. Premature failures would trigger customer rejection and may delay market penetration. Therefore, luminaire reliability is an important aspect of luminaire design. In cohort with this notion, finally, the luminaire reliability has been discussed.
Index Terms: Driver electronics, lamp, light engine, light emitting diodes (LEDs), luminaire, reliability, solid-state lighting (SSL), synthetic jets, system integration, thermal management.
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