Honeywell announced that it has developed a new thermal management material that improves energy efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are increasingly being used in applications such as street lamps, automotive lighting, flat panel TV displays and computer monitors.
The new product, called Honeywell LTM6300-SP, is a thermal interface material that highly effectively transfers heat generated by LED lamps. As LEDs become smaller, faster and more powerful, more heat is being generated in a confined space, which can threaten to damage the LEDs’ performance. If LEDs overheat, they become dim, their color is muted and their lifespans are shortened.
LTM6300-SP was designed for LED backlights for flat panel displays, but the packaging technology can be also implemented in LEDs used in a wide range of industries, from automobiles to computers. Honeywell LTM6300-SP is a high-thermal-performance phase change material that is superior to silicone-based products, which typically pump out and degrade at high temperatures.
The phase change material is based on Honeywell’s packaging expertise in thermal management. Honeywell LTM6300-SP is designed to be used mainly as a screen printable paste and complements Honeywell’s other thermal interface products.