LightCube is a UNIPD spin-off active in the research, development and design of LED lighting systems. LightCube is specialized in the electronic, optical and spectral development of innovative LED solutions and IoT systems. In electronics, the skills lie in the development of: microcontroller electronics for advanced control of LED systems, power LED drivers, sensors, Wired and wireless communication systems. In optics, the development of custom lenses and reflectors for complex optical tasks: from street lighting to surgical lights. In the thermal field, the design of advanced thermal solutions for reliability, performance and energy efficiency. LightCube’s activity is also focused on the development of Human Centric Lighting solutions, these systems interact with biology and human psyche to improve health, reduce stress, and balance the circadian sleep / wake rhythm.
– Luminaires development and optimisation by means of optomechanical simulation
– Development of backlighting systems for display applications and hollow wave guides
– Spectroscopic analysis of lighting sources
The Spin-Off company “RthTEC” will develop and sell automatic test equipment for high volume and in-line transient thermal impedance testing. Cause of miniaturization and the rise of the power density the thermal properties of electric devices are very important. Especially for LEDs the transient thermal analysis is the preferred method to predict max. junction temperature and the lifetime. However, customized automatic high volume test equipment is not available on the market.
The university of applied science Ingolstadt develops a fully automated measurement system for thermal transient analyses for power LEDs. A prototype is build up within a governmental funded project. A Spin Off company “RtHTEC” will be founded and a commercial tester will be available in 2018. The huge advantage of the system is the reduction of engineering hours for measurement and data analyses while having very accurate measurement results.