FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – October 13, 2015 – Sylumis, a leading manufacturer of LED lighting systems based in Lieusaint, France, has successfully replaced metal with a thermally conductive polymer solution from PolyOne in a new, larger model of its Orion™ range of LED spot lamps.
Replacing metal with PolyOne Therma-Tech™ conductive polymer enables Sylumis to manufacture the lamps more efficiently and with even more innovative designs.
“We have a wealth of experience in metal replacement projects, and Sylumis tapped into this knowledge to make its Orion LED lamp project a great success,” said Holger Kronimus, VP Europe and general manager, Specialty Engineered Materials, Europe for PolyOne. “Transitioning from metal to specialty engineered polymer solutions helps our customers meet their goals for efficient manufacturing, innovative design and weight savings.”
“Quality, technical innovation and sustainability are the three pillars of our company, and collaborating with PolyOne on this metal replacement project helped us in all three areas,” added Jean-Luc Berthet-Bondet, director at Sylumis. “The transition from metal to a specialty engineered polymer solution maintained the high quality of our Orion spot lamps, enabled us to set new industry standards for innovative design, and led to more efficient manufacturing that helps us save energy during production.”
With 32.4W of power, this new addition to the Orion range of LED spot lamps offers significantly more lighting performance than the 9W and 18W models already offered. PolyOne supported the design and production engineers at Sylumis with thermal simulation and mold filling analysis to help the manufacturer optimize the geometry, heat transfer and manufacturability of the heat sinks. The Therma-Tech conductive formulation selected for these LED lamps outperforms aluminum, the material traditionally used in heat sinks, with a 25% increase in heat exchange surface area and a 9% reduction in weight.
The specialty polymer solution from PolyOne meets relevant safety standards, including a UL94-V0 flame class rating at 3mm thickness, and offers Sylumis significant production efficiencies via injection molding in place of metal forming.
Examples of the lamps are on display this week at the PolyOne stand (Hall B5, Stand 5316) at the Fakuma trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
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