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World’s first all-plastic LED lamp comes from Japan

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High power consumption in outdoor illumination is always an issue.  LED lamp provides an alternative: low power consumption and long life.

Iwasaki Electric and Teijin both from Japan have jointly developed world’s first all plastic LED lamp which weighs only 300 grams.  Normally aluminum is used for heat dissipation while attaining luminous flux but results in excessive weight.  Teijin’s proprietary RAHEAMA (“Rapid” and “Heat”) which is high thermal conductivity carbon material conducts heat better than metals, and also helps dissipate the heat of electric devices.  RAHEAMA compounded polycarbonate resin is ideal for a range of products including LED lamps requiring light weight, design flexibility and moldability.

[Reference: Teijin News Release September 07, 2010] 

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