White Paper | Technology | Aug 02, 2012

SWITCH CEO Reveals Best-Kept Secret in LED Lighting

Tracy Bilbrough, CEO of SWITCH Lighting™, the first company to offer a full family of LED replacements to the incandescent A-Lamp, today revealed for the first time key details behind the company’s core technology to a group of industry insiders during a speech at the LED Show. Bilbrough also introduced SWITCH’s new LQD Cooling System™.

“We’re proud to reveal the patented technology behind the LQD Cooling System,” said Tracy Bilbrough, CEO of SWITCH. “We have brought our liquid silicone coolant and patented driver together under one technology to deliver the best thermal management solution on the market. We can’t think of a better place to show exactly how it works than here at the LED Show,” said Bilbrough.

SWITCH’s advanced LQD Cooling System incorporates the company’s two proprietary components - a unique coolant made of liquid silicone and a highly efficient and reliable driver - under one technology. Liquid silicone is commonly used across many industries for its superior thermal management qualities. It is an ingredient in certain food and cosmetic products, and is also used for cooling large machinery and power plant equipment. A completely safe, food-grade product, liquid silicone is electrically nonconductive, non-toxic, non-staining, and does not degrade LEDs.

The system works in sync to cool the LEDs and internal electrical components, using the bulb’s entire surface to disperse heat. As a result, SWITCH LED A-Lamps offer the best in-class thermal management in the lighting industry, with up to 40% better performance than air-cooled LED lamps. SWITCH’s superior thermal performance means SWITCH lamps can be used in any fixture, even fully enclosed or recessed,and in any orientation without compromising light output or life.

LED professional exclusively published a report an the advances of this technology in its Nov/Dec 2011 LpR 28 issue.

About SWITCH Lighting:
SWITCH Lighting™ is dedicated to innovative design and technologies that create cost-effective, longlasting, energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for consumers and businesses. SWITCH Lighting is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners and supported by Cradle to Cradle® writer and sustainability expert Bill McDonough. The company is privately held (incorporated as Switch Bulb Company, Inc.) and headquartered in San Jose, California. For the latest information about SWITCH Lighting and SWITCH products, please visit http://www.switchlightingco.com/.