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Lighting system with thermal management system

United States Patent

August 25, 2015
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Lighting systems having unique configurations are provided. For instance, the lighting system may include a light source, a thermal management system and driver electronics, each contained within a housing structure. The light source is configured to provide illumination visible through an opening in the housing structure. The thermal management system is configured to provide an air flow, such as a unidirectional air flow, through the housing structure in order to cool the light source. The driver electronics are configured to provide power to each of the light source and the thermal management system.
Arik; Mehmet (Uskudar Istanbul, TR), Weaver; Stanton Earl (Broadalbin, NY), Stecher; Thomas Elliot (Scotia, NY), Seeley; Charles Erklin (Niskayuna, NY), Kuenzler; Glenn Howard (Beachwood, OH), Wolfe, Jr.; Charles Franklin (Albany, NY), Utturkar; Yogen Vishwas (Niskayuna, NY), Sharma; Rajdeep (Niskayuna, NY), Prabhakaran; Satish (Niskayuna, NY), Icoz; Tunc (Schenectady, NY)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
14/ 468,570
August 26, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-08NT01579 awarded by The United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.