Patent Number: 7,824,075

Title: Method and apparatus for cooling a lightbulb

Abstract: A device has a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), heat conducting structure that includes a heat pipe and that carries heat from the region of the LEDs to a further location spaced therefrom, and heat dissipating structure that accepts heat from the heat conducting structure at the further location and that discharges the heat externally of the device. In a different embodiment, a device has a radiation generator, a thermal spreader that receives heat emitted by the radiation generator, heat conducting structure that carries heat from the thermal spreader to a location spaced therefrom, and heat dissipating structure that accepts heat at the location from the heat conducting structure and that discharges the heat externally of the device.

Inventors: Maxik; Fredric S. (Weston, FL)

Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation

International Classification: F21V 29/00 (20060101); H01R 33/00 (20060101); B60Q 1/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00