The world is quickly moving towards more innovative and energy-efficient products. In the field of commercial lighting, solid-state lighting (SSL), which includes both light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) as a source, is one such product that that holds much promise for lower energy consumption and reduced maintenance. The launch of LEDs with white light and near-monochromatic colors has revolutionized the commercial, residential and industrial lighting space. However, despite its energy-saving capabilities, the adoption of LED light products lags behind conventional alternatives due to challenges surrounding design and subsequently its high price. SSL technology has the potential to become a dominant source of lighting in the future. Keeping in line with this context, in this whitepaper, we discuss an alternative and smarter way of thermal management that can simplify design and manufacturing techniques. We discuss all aspects of thermal management right from the choice of materials to alternate designs and offer suggestions on out of the box and cost-effective design concepts.

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