Gary FosterProduct Design BSc
Woodhouse - Street Furniture, Lighting and Signage
This project uses a liquid to turn the entire heatsink component of an LED based luminaire into a ‘heat-pipe', transferring heat faster and further than a solid aluminium version could, while also radiating heat into the atmosphere. This new heatsink uses almost 50% less aluminium than the current version and maintains lower junction temperatures in the LEDs, meaning they will last longer in service. The power delivery method was evaluated and to aid the task of “upgradeable lighting” it was decided that the power should be delivered from voltage gears located at ground level rather than on top of the luminaire. This improves maintenance access making it; faster, safer and easier to; repair, upgrade or add logic to the luminaires.