Core Technology
Our patented core technology

In contrast to conventional LED lighting companies, who utilize a PCB, heatsink, housing and driver in conjunction with their LED’s, we invented and patented a “sandwich” system. Our system, in which the LED is placed between two Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP’s), has enabled us to create LED lighting in panels that are only 6mm thick.

Tracy, the linear lighting panel
LED iBond powers illuminated IoT with one electrical input point

What are Aluminium Composite Panels?​

Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) have been used as a building material for decades. In short, an ACP consists of two thin layers of aluminium bonded by a non-metal core, with a typical thickness of only 6mm. They combine excellent mechanical properties with very low weight. And just like an LED, an ACP is made out of  very sustainable materials – it can be fully recycled, and can even be made using already  recycled materials. Aluminium is also a good conductor of  both heat and electricity which is another reason why most conventional LED heatsinks are made of aluminium.

LED iBond’s patented technology combines LEDs and ACPs. The ACP’s aluminium skins are used to transmit the electrical current to the LEDs, and likewise offer plenty of space to act as a very efficient heatsink.

These principles are the foundation for our lighting solutions for smart  buildings, UV disinfection  light, and also for the development of vertical farming, which uses  coloured LEDs and a specialized ventilation system.

Well thought through and simple.

Since LED iBond products are not bound by conventional circuit boards, we can create a much smaller, lighter and more efficient package – our LED elements are designed to fit right into the ACP, keeping the overall thickness at 6mm. It also creates a much simpler, and more reliable package.

LED iBond is better than most in preparation  for the ongoing branch shift between the light and IT sectors, where the two  sectors looking ahead are increasingly seen as one sector.

LED iBond’s IPR and patents cover the combination of electronic products and sandwich structures, including the use of:

  • LEDs
  • Sensors
  • USB ports
  • Antennas
  • Cameras
  • Microphones
  • Speakers, etc…
Gracy, the LED panel
LED iBond’s patented technology combines LEDs and ACPs to transmit power to the LEDs

Smart lighting can be controlled remotely​.

Smart lighting can be controlled remotely from any Android or iOS smartphone. Lighting controls can also be integrated with security systems and other smart home systems. At a first glance this may not seem like a big deal – light switches have worked just fine for decades. However, the  ability to have  your light switch in your pocket means that you can easily check in on your lighting; and with just a few taps, turn them on or off . When integrated with smart cameras or motion sensors, this can either be a valuable home experience, or an  office security upgrade.

Advanced sensors can also control  the amount of natural light reaching a space – by automatically increasing or decreasing the level of smart LED lighting provided to each space in your home or work facility.

Providing appropriate levels of light throughout an office space can contribute to several positive factors such as  reducing  eye strain, and enhancing the comfort and productivity of your workforce.

Elevator illuminated by LED iBond
Customized and innovative lighting designs that can be used in a wide range of lighting designs and settings

Many benefits​.

The benefits not only include better heat dissipation and a flexible, efficient supply of electrical power to the electronic components, but also cover data communication through the individual electrically conductive layers in the sandwich structure.

Due to the recent exponential technological development, we see  light systems becoming  more intelligent and computer-controlled, and electrical components will become increasingly integrated into lamps and lamp systems. LED iBond has developed and manufactured products that are prepared for further integration of IT hardware and software, including IoT functionality.

For example, Tracy has the same electrical capacity as a 14 mm copper cable diameter and can provide electrical power for not only LED lighting, but also for all other electronic devices built into Tracy either directly or via optional modules that can be connected to Tracy®.

Prepared to integrate all 3rd party products​.

LED iBond’s products are thus prepared to integrate all possible 3rd party products. Therefore, Tracy® is a superconducting wire in itself, a light panel and a possible new connection to the outside world, for example in the form of a USB or terminal connector.

While LED iBond’s platform was primarily designed to combine light, data and electricity, there is also a possibility to use the panels without light. This solution is particularly aimed at helping IT, networking and device manufacturers lay the infrastructure framework for their IoT platform. It is possible to run electricity and data, through a super-slim panel at a length in excess of 50 meters with one electrical input.

This solution is particularly geared towards:

  • IT Systems Integrators
  • Network Providers
  • Computer-Aided Facilities Management Software Companies
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Device and IoT Providers

 

LED iBond’s portfolio of patents comprises 8 patent families, which include the use of all of the mentioned electronic components as well as data communication through the electrically conductive layers.

The Panels.

Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) have been used as a building material for decades. In short, an ACP consists of two thin layers of aluminium bonded by a non-metal core, with a typical thickness of only 6mm. They combine excellent mechanical properties with very low weight. And just like an LED, an ACP is a very sustainable material – it can be fully recycled, and can even be made of recycled material. Furthermore, Aluminium is a good conductor for both heat and electricity. In fact, most conventional LED heatsinks are made of aluminium.

The Combination​.

LED iBond’s patented technology combines LEDs and ACPs. The ACP’s aluminium skins are used to transmit the electrical current to the LEDs, and likewise offer plenty of space to act as a very efficient heatsink.

LED iBond's patented core technology
Patented LED iBond technology will enable innovative lighting solutions