Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: LED Heatsink

LED Heatsink 6 months 2 weeks ago #69984

  • GoBardock
  • GoBardock's Avatar
  • Offline
  • New Member
  • Posts: 3
So I am still very new to the lightsaber community and I would like to know all I can before I begin any builds of my own.
I am confused as to what purpose an LED Heatsink serves. I found no information on the product description besides that it has something to do with the LEDs.
Can anyone help me answer this question??
The administrator has disabled public write access.

LED Heatsink 6 months 2 weeks ago #69987

  • Brax
  • Brax's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 2650
  • Thank you received: 1063
Basically, though LEDs are much more efficient than incandescent lighting, they do still generate some heat. Put 4 of them together in a confined space, and it becomes enough to risk melting of surrounding electronics. So, the heat sink is used to draw a good percentage of the heat away from the the vital parts, and provide a cooling effect.
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: GoBardock

LED Heatsink 6 months 2 weeks ago #69988

  • Jas-Ot
  • Jas-Ot's Avatar
  • Online
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 952
  • Thank you received: 266
There's multiple purposes:

1) heat dissipation. the LEDs can give off a fair amount of heat when running at full power and that heat needs to be dissipated. The main purpose of a heat sink is to pull heat away from the source.

2) holds the optics: The heat sink also holds the LED star pad and a lens on top of it in place. In the case of the SF heat sink, the LED star is placed on top of the bottom piece, the lens on top of the star, and then the bottom is screwed into the top upper housing which holds everything in place.

3) blade stop: In many hilts the heat sink also functions as the stopping point for the blade when inserted into the hilt.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: GoBardock

Member Login

Latest Posts

    • Saberforge DIY parts (6 Posts)
    • Hi DarthSauron, Nice design, it reminds me of Cade Skywalker's hilt from the "Legacy" series of...
    • Trades (2 Posts)
    • I would say I'm not against trades, but usually..speaking for myself, I'm selling a Saber because...
    • The Wait Begins 4.0 (744 Posts)
    • Thanks. I've been contemplating buying some ASP parts, that gives me an idea of how fast they could...
    • Trades (2 Posts)
    • So does anybody actually like to trade than buy sabers?

More Topics »

Forum Statistics

  • Total Users: 5272
  • Latest Member: AlbertKt
  • Total Posts: 56.2k
  • Total Topics: 4696
  • Total Sections: 22
  • Total Categories: 119
  • Today Open: 0
  • Yesterday Open: 3
  • Today Answer: 3
  • Yesterday Answer: 10