Plastic heatsink in Hella LED spotlight

Hella Module 90 LED

Hella Module 90 LED

Automotive lighting firm Hella is using plastic heatsinks in a range of work-lights for agricultural use.

“Thermally conductive plastics are used in place of aluminium heat sinks. A key advantage over aluminium is their corrosion resistance, and the products are also lighter,” said the firm, which is also using glass fibre reinforced plastic bracket in the lights.

The lights are: ‘Ultra Beam LED’, Module 50 LED (50mm) and Module 90 LED (90mm).

Hella Module 50 LED

Hella Module 50 LED

“Even in their smallest versions, they can achieve light outputs comparable with or better than xenon technology,” claimed the firm.

Hella Ultra Beam LED

Hella Ultra Beam LED

At the same time, Hella also revealed an intelligent battery sensor and a vehicle voltage stabiliser for agricultural vehicles.

The battery sensor delivers voltage and current data over a LIN bus. The voltage stabiliser is for running GPSs or radios and, within reason, delivers a stable 12V (and other options) regardless of how high or low the rail goes – within reason.

Hella agricultural voltage regulator

Hella agricultural voltage regulator

Hella agricultural battery sensor

Hella agricultural battery sensor

 

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1 Comment

  1. January 30, 2014 03:12

    This is great, I wonder how the thermal conductivity compares to aluminium, etc. I wouldn;t have imagined it would be close but this sounds promising.

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