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Lighting system with heat distribution face plate

United States Patent

September 10, 2013
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Lighting systems having a light source and a thermal management system are provided. The thermal management system includes synthetic jet devices, a heat sink and a heat distribution face plate. The synthetic jet devices are arranged in parallel to one and other and are configured to actively cool the lighting system. The heat distribution face plate is configured to radially transfer heat from the light source into the ambient air.
Arik; Mehmet (Niskayuna, NY), Weaver; Stanton Earl (Niskayuna, NY), Stecher; Thomas Elliot (Niskayuna, NY), Kuenzler; Glenn Howard (East Cleveland, OH), Wolfe, Jr.; Charles Franklin (Niskayuna, NY), Li; Ri (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
12/ 908,954
October 21, 2010
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.