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A method of forming a LED-based light for replacing a conventional fluorescent bulb in a fluorescent light fixture includes shaping an elongate sheet of highly thermally conductive material to fashion a heat sink. Shaping the heat sink allows fashioning the heat sink to define cover and end cap attachment structures, surfaces for mounting LEDs at various angles, and a high surface area to width ratio for dissipating heat.

Title
Method of forming LED-based light and resulting LED-based light
Application Number
12/169918
Publication Number
7976196 (B2)
Application Date
July 9, 2008
Publication Date
July 12, 2011
Inventor
David L Simon
Grosse Pointe Woods
MI, US
John Ivey
Farmington Hills
MI, US
Agent
Young Basile
Assignee
Altair Engineering
MI, US
IPC
F21V 29/00
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