incandescent replacement (was Re: Anyone off to VCF-UK)

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Tue Jun 1 16:38:55 CDT 2010

Eric Smith wrote:
> One of the problems is that while LEDs are more efficient at producing
> visible light than incandescents, and thus produce less heat at a given
> light output, the heat produced by the LED isn't radiated, while much of
> the heat produced by the incandescent is. This results in the LED
> getting hotter than the incandescent bulb. While that heat doesn't
> damage the incandescent, it is the primary failure mode of the LED.

There must be a way to engineer it so that the fixture to which the LED 
"bulb" is attached acts as a heatsink for the LEDs.

Peace...  Sridhar

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