High Conductivity Carbon Fibre Filler Used in Outdoor LED Lamp Production
09/21/2010

Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd. and Teijin Limited announced the joint development of a completely plastic LED lamp that uses a high thermal conductivity resin, made by combining Teijin's RAHEAMA high thermal conductivity carbon material with polycarbonate resin, for the housing in place of aluminum.

Online PR News – 21-September-2010 – – Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd. and Teijin Limited announced the joint development of a completely plastic LED lamp that uses a high thermal conductivity resin, made by combining Teijin's RAHEAMA high thermal conductivity carbon material with polycarbonate resin, for the housing in place of aluminum. The new lamp, named LED EYELAMP, will be released by Iwasaki Electric by the end of this year, as the world's first LED lamp for outdoor illumination that uses plastic for the entire housing except for the bayonet cap.

The new lamp weighs just 300 grams, the same as a conventional self-ballasted mercury-vapor lamp. With only a tenth of the power consumption of a conventional mercury-vapor lamp, it is brighter and lasts 40,000 hours, roughly seven times longer than a conventional lamp. It also offers high design quality utilizing the unique texture of high thermal conductivity resin, which differs from the metal feeling. It still fits existing fixtures yet creates a new impression.

While conventional self-ballasted mercury-vapor lamps are usually available in 3,100K (Ra58), the new product comes in a warm-colored 3,000K (Ra80) model, and a white 6,500K (Ra70) version.