Zedge’s breakthrough technology promises not only to make the LED lighting products elongated but also help bringing down their cost substantially
ZEDGE Materials Inc. (ZEDGE), a Taiwan-based company with focus on inventing hi-tech materials for LED lighting and other industrial products, successfully launched its proprietary thermal radiation material at the recently concluded Light + Building Fair 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. The material, which consists of a simple ceramic based coating applied on the LED substrate, is innovatively designed to replace the function of heat sink in high power LED lighting (bay light, down light, street lamp, light engines, etc).
Although this is the start of its commercialization, the special material developed over the last decade by a team of materials researchers in Tainan, Taiwan is quite mature and has already garnered multiple awards around the world. The patented material not only revolutionises the LED industry because of the solution it will bring to the users, but also its flexibility in design, which enables slimmer shape, light weight & simple, and environment-friendly manufacturing process, resulting in reduction of the overall cost of LED lights.
Speaking at the launch, Vincent Yang, General Manager of ZEDGE, said, “We are elated to have invented this material which will help the lighting fixture designers solve lots of their design problems and open up more opportunities for the LED industry. It is hard to believe that a simple coating can eliminate the need for the bulky and heavy heat sinks, but it works!”
In fact, ZEDGE was established in 2014 by a group of experienced scientists and entrepreneurial-minded operations management experts who focus on expanding the practical use of Far Infrared (FIR) technologies and developing FIR high-efficiency radiation products that maximize the value of the FIR technologies. Besides, ZEDGE is also known for pioneering a number of core technologies and owns various intellectual properties of high-efficiency FIR radiation.
This ground-breaking technology is premised on the transfer of heat through FIR radiation. With a 95%+ FIR emissivity ceramic coating on its substrate, the LED’s temperature can be maintained substantially and sustainably thus enabling an LED light to have a long lifespan.
This material is expected to have a wide application and can be used beyond LED lighting, namely electronic, solar, and industrial applications which all generate concentrated heat and need thermal management in the near future.
As Yang concludes, “We have received very encouraging feedback from the LED industry players at the Fair and other trade shows, we had participated. We hope to make this FIR coating a standard within the next few years, thus making a green contribution to the environment.”
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