Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

The Global
Information Hub for
Lighting Technologies
and Design

Sections
Home > Systems & Applications > Lamps & Luminaires > Philips and DSM Announce Breakthrough Sustainable Solution for Heat Management
Products, Materials + Tools | Apr 28, 2009

Philips and DSM Announce Breakthrough Sustainable Solution for Heat Management

Philips has introduced a new LED lamp with a difference. Based on a joint development with DSM, the Philips MASTER LED MR16 retrofit lamp is the first high-power LED application with a thermally conductive plastic – Stanyl® – to control the heat.

Stanyl also offers the additional benefits of flexibility in design, exceptional durability and weight reduction. Going forward, this sustainable solution may be applied across Philips’ LED retrofit lamp range.
     
Sustainable lamp, quality light:
The Philips MASTER LED MR16 is a 4W LED replacement for the popular low-voltage halogen spot lamp. With light output equivalent to that of 20W Halogen MR16 lamps, it offers the key benefits of up to 80% energy saving and a 40-times longer lifetime. MASTER LED MR 16 employs three Philips Lumileds Luxeon Rebel LEDs and is available in both 2700K (true warm white) and 3000K (warm white) colors. Its target markets are the professional (hospitality) segments in Europe, Asia and North America.
     
Design flexibility a distinguishing factor:
Philips wanted to create a new product that would stand out in the marketplace. To this end, it was looking for a material that would deliver superior heat management while at the same time offering greater design flexibility and the same or improved product performance.
      
Guido van Tartwijk, Global Marketing Director, LED Retrofit Lamps for Philips, says:
“DSM Engineering Plastics provided all the necessary support by making a product with the required thermal conductivity to successfully dissipate the heat generated by the LED. Because DSM and Philips share a vision of sustainability, we are able to ensure that the new material provides a green solution – helping us to create lightweight, highly efficient LED lamps that reduce electricity consumption and offer extended lifecycles.”
        
Roelof Westerbeek, President DSM Engineering Plastics:

“We have been involved in the development of this new application from an early stage. We were able to prove that for applications such as these, thermally conductive Stanyl is better than aluminum if applied in the right conditions and design. In addition, you gain the benefits of thermoplastics, such as greater design freedom, outstanding durability and weight reduction.”
  
About Royal Philips Electronics:
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified Health and Well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 26 billion in 2008, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.
   
About DSM Engineering Plastics:
DSM Engineering Plastics is one of the world's leading suppliers of engineering thermoplastics, with a permanent focus on innovation. Most recently, DSM Engineering Plastics introduced the first new polymer of the 21st century: Stanyl® ForTii™. DSM Engineering Plastics delivers Living Solutions: materials that support a durable vision of people, planet and profit for customers who design or produce electrical applications, electronic equipment, cars, barrier packaging films as well as many mechanical and extrusion applications. DSM Engineering Plastics offers a broad portfolio of high performance materials, including Akulon® 6 and 66 polyamides, Arnitel® TPC, Arnite® PBT and PET polyesters, Xantar® polycarbonate, Yparex® extrudable adhesive resins and Stanyl® global market leader in high heat polyamides. DSM Engineering Plastics is part of the performance materials cluster of DSM, with sales in 2008 of EUR 761 million and 1500 employees worldwide.
More on: www.dsmep.com.
FEATURED

WEBINAR, May 20th – Luxury Store Lighting 101: Innovation, Design, Sustainability

WEBINAR, May 20th – Luxury Store Lighting 101: Innovation, Design, Sustainability This webinar will discuss key aspects of lighting for store locations representing sophisticated retail brands. The focus will be given to the efficacy, quality, design and sustainability of a lighting scheme. The complete lighting supply chain is served by the webinar. Read more »

FEATURED

Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources

Precise Characterization of Infrared Sources The demand for IR measurement solutions has increased significantly in the recent years. IR LEDs and IR lasers such as VCSELs have enabled many new applications in the field of “IR sensing”, using the NIR range (800-1000 nm) but also higher wavelengths as 1380 nm. Measurement tasks range from 3D ... Read more »

FEATURED

Tiny and Powerful LUXEON Rubix LEDs Raise the Bar for CRI, Lumens, and Efficacy with Addition of Lime and PC Amber

Tiny and Powerful LUXEON Rubix LEDs Raise the Bar for  CRI, Lumens, and Efficacy with Addition of Lime and PC Amber Lumileds today introduced two new colors – PC Amber and Lime – for its very small and very powerful LUXEON Rubix LED portfolio. The 1.4 square millimeter footprint is almost pixel like and belies the light output that’s possible from this high-power LED. There are 6 color options plus white in the ... Read more »

FEATURED

Cree LED Offers New RGBW LEDs for Architectural Illumination

Cree LED Offers New RGBW LEDs for Architectural Illumination Cree LED offers the broadest line of RGBW LEDs for architectural illumination. The market leading, upgraded CLQ6B, new CLW6A and CLR6A SMD LEDs are high performing 3 & 4 color LEDs. Read more »

FEATURED

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

page_peel