Nevada Patent of the Month – April 2024

Quarkstar, LLC‘s latest invention in the realm of solid state lighting is revolutionizing the way we think about traditional light bulbs. With a newly granted patent, their innovative solid state lamp is not only energy-efficient but also addresses the critical issue of heat dissipation that has long plagued LED lighting solutions.

Traditional LED lamps often face challenges in managing heat due to the concentrated nature of their light-emitting components. Quarkstar’s solid state lamp, however, takes a different approach. By utilizing an array of flexible LED strips encapsulating low-power bare LED dies, they have created a solution that effectively dissipates heat while maintaining optimal performance.

The design of Quarkstar’s lamp is both ingenious and practical. The thin, flexible LED strips are affixed to the surface of a bulb-shaped form, allowing heat to be transferred through the strips to the surrounding air. This design not only maximizes heat dissipation but also provides a large surface area for cooling, ensuring that the LEDs remain efficient and have a long lifespan.

Quarkstar’s solid state lamp is versatile in its applications. Whether it’s replacing standard incandescent bulbs or adapting to various form factors, such as the A19 shape, this lamp offers a seamless transition to energy-efficient lighting solutions without sacrificing performance or reliability.

One of the key advantages of Quarkstar’s invention is its cost-effectiveness. By using bare LED dies in the strips and driving the LEDs at lower currents, they have significantly reduced the overall cost per LED while still delivering impressive luminosity. This cost-saving approach makes their solid state lamp an attractive option for widespread adoption in both residential and commercial settings.

Additionally, Quarkstar’s lamp offers dynamic feedback capabilities, ensuring continuous operation even in the event of strip failure. By monitoring the currents through the strips and adjusting their duty cycles accordingly, the lamp can maintain consistent performance and reliability over time.

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