Advanced LED Light Engine Housing
|LED Compatibility: 1-Up or 3-Up 20mm LED Star (MCPCB)||Power Dissipation: 3W, 9W or 15-Watts|
|Optic Compatibility: 1-Up or 3-Up 20mm Carclo Lens & Holder||15W Driver Compatibility: Wired BuckPuck, BuckBlock or FlexBlock|
|3W & 9W Driver Compatibility: LUXdrive Wired BuckPuck||4-Piece Connection: Thermal Epoxy|
The Advanced LED Light Engine Housing doubles as a heat sink and enclosure for housing all necessary components to make a complete LED luminaire; specifically these are designed to hold a 20mm Carclo optic lens, a 20mm metal core printed circuit board (MCPCB) star LED and a low voltage DC LUXdrive LED driver. The housing is made using a four piece design, machined from 6063 billet aluminum and sized to slide together making one sleek continuous housing. The completed size of these units are small, light weight and while not technically waterproof it can be easily made so with clear silicone or our LED Seal. These light engines can hold either a 1-Up or 3-Up LED, with the capability of running approximately 3W to 15-Watts of power; this translates to almost 1500 lumens of light when using a high-power Cree 3-Up LED.
The four piece housing consists of a slug, sleeve, LED driver housing and end-cap. The LED sits on the slug, where it should be epoxied, and the optic sits on top of the LED. The slug has a small 1/8" diameter hole through the center for wires to pass through and connect to the LED. To complete the first part of the housing the slug needs to be epoxied and slid into the sleeve. The LED driver gets placed inside the middle section (LED driver housing) and both the end-cap and LED housing are epoxied to opposite ends of the LED driver housing. We recommend our Arctic Silver Thermal Epoxy for the best heat transfer. When epoxied the housing is permanent; if you prefer a housing that can be disassembled, then we would recommend our line of Dynamic LED Light Engine Heat Sink Housings. The Dynamic line of light engines have machined threads that allow the entire unit to screw together; these are available here.
To suit a variety of lighting applications these LED Engine Housings are available in 3-watt, 9-watt and 15-watt capacities. The housings are different sizes which allows the use of a wide range of LEDs and LED drivers. The basic difference between each is the diameter and length. The largest unit is capable of the highest output due to increased surface area for dissipating heat. The 3-Watt is the smallest and is approximately 1.25" in diameter and 3" long, while the 9-Watt and 15-Watt are 1.5" in diameter and 3" and 4" long respectively. In the sections below each version is outlined in more detail.
3-Watt Version (ALK-LH-3W)
The smallest of the Advanced LED Light Engine family, this product is capable of withstanding around 3W to 5-Watts of power. The size of the LED driver housing is small, but easily fits a LUXdrive Wired BuckPuck. The choice of BuckPuck depends on whether you are using a 1-Up or 3-Up LED. We recommend the 350mA output version when using a 3-Up LED and a 700mA output version when running a 1-Up LED.
9-Watt Version (ALK-LH-9W)
As the middle child of the Advanced Engine family, this product is capable of withstanding around 9-Watts of power. The size of the LED driver housing is the same length as the 3W version, but the diameter is increased to 1.5". This unit also easily fits a LUXdrive Wired BuckPuck. As before, the BuckPuck you choose depends on whether you are using a 1-Up or 3-Up LED. We recommend the 700mA output version when using a 3-Up LED and a 1000mA output version when running a 1-Up LED.
15-Watt Version (ALK-LH-9W)
The 15W version is the largest of our Advanced LED Light Engine Housings. The diameter of the LED driver housing is the same as the 9W version (1.5"), but with an increased length from 3" to 4". The increased length of this unit allows it to fit a LUXdrive BuckBlock or FlexBlock. Also as before, the driver you choose depends on whether you are using a 1-Up or 3-Up LED. We recommend the 1000mA output version when using a 3-Up LED and a 2100mA output version when running a 1-Up LED.
There are two different options to select between for the end-cap of the housing. The end-cap is labeled on the image above and can be described as the end where the wire leads exit the light engine. One options is an end-cap that has a threaded hole with female 1/2" national pipe threads NPT. An image of this end-cap is directly to the right. As you can see in the example image we show this end-cap with a common cord grip connector accessory. The other end-cap has a smaller none-threaded hole that is 5/16" in diameter. The second example the right shows option #2 with the 5/16" hole and a barrel plug accessory that could be used to supply power to the unit.
05/02/2014 - 09:35:41 AM