Like CFLs when they first hit the mass market, household LEDs are still a rarity for your average table lamp or screw-in recessed fixture. Their upfront cost and unfamiliar appearance is partly to blame, but that may change thanks to a new LED bulb that’s been stripped of its heat sink.
This design driven means of thermal management could help make LED lightbulbs a regular household fixture. Apart from streamlining the bulb’s appearance, removing the heat sink could also help shave some of the cost of the household LED– a critical factor in the household lighting industry. Once thought of as limited in terms of color and use, more and more homeowners are coming around to the benefits of LEDs. Right now, one of the biggest obstacles preventing their widespread use is cost, but all of that could change very soon– provided LED manufacturers keep innovating in the way they have.
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