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Heat generation of phosphor layer in white LED

  1. Sep 3, 2015 #1
    In a package of a phosphor converted white LED (blue LED + Yellow phosphor), two heat generation mechanisms exist.
    1. Joule heating at junction temperature of blue LED
    2. Heat generation of the yellow phosphor layer due to stokes shift and blue light absorption.

    Now I have questions.
    1. Where is the hottest part in the LED package? junction or phosphor layer?

    2. If
    junction temperature = 100°C
    generated temperature of phosphor layer = 30°C

    then if i measure the temperature of the phosphor layer surface, what is the temperature? 130°C ???
    (on the other words, thermal accumulation phenomenon is valid in the system?)


    is their anybody expert for LED phosphor layer?
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  3. Sep 8, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Sep 8, 2015 #3
    I've wondered about this as well. I know that leds in the 5w range or above need rather large heat sinks or they self destruct. This alway surprised me for such small wattage ranges. I suspect a thermal run-away happens like what used to happen in early transistors.
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