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Economical aluminum substrates make light work of visible LED circuits�

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Economical Aluminum Substrates Make Light Work of Visible LED Circuits�

Advances in solid state light emitting diodes (LEDs) over the last several years have opened new applications for these devices. Traditionally used only in low power, low light output applications, modern high power LEDs are finding their way into a wide variety of applications. LEDs for lighting applications offer several advantages over traditional incandescent lighting methods. They significantly lengthen the life of the lighting system (an important consideration in that lighting defects account for a considerable portion of warranty and maintenance budgets), offer cooler operating temperatures, and they are considerably more efficient compared to incandescent bulbs, using significantly less energy for a given light output.

Credit / Source: Tom Morris, Applications Engineering Manager IRC, Inc

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PWA failures under static and dynamic flexural loading

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