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FAQ Topic: 
Heat Dissipation in SMBL's
Problem: 
My Surface Mount Backlight (SMBL) seems hot to the touch. Is this a problem?
Solution: 

Ai recommends the proper mounting of our SMBLs in such a way as to facilitate heat sinking, which will help ensure long life and stable operation. Due to the potential of high surface temperatures, care must be exercised when installing or adjusting the product while energized.

Various methods for effective heat transfer can be used, including: ensuring that the entire backside of the light is in contact with a heat sinking thermal mass, using external fans placed in the proximity of the light to ensure air flow over the backside of the light and operating light at reduced input voltage when applicable.

For additional information on thermal mounting techniques, contact Ai.