Top 100 Finalist in Create the Future 2012 Design Contest

MarulaLED's technical director, Ruud de Vaal, also know in the Marulaplex as the “Chief Wizard”, was announced in June as a Top 100 finalist in the annual Create the Future Design Contest.

The contest was launched in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation.

The 2012 design contestsponsorsed by COMSOL and Tech Briefs Media Groupattracted more than 1,000 product design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs, and students from around the world.

Ruud entered MarulaLED's award-winning CoolTube™ technology under the title “Solving the Last Hurdle Preventing LEDs becoming Mainstream Products”.

As Ruud explains "CoolTube is the future of thermal management for high-power LED lighting. Gone are the days where large, heavy, and unsightly fin-based heat sink designs are attempted that provide poor thermal performance. CoolTube breaks through the limits in design to achieve new levels, where compact, low-weight, aesthetically-stunning LED luminaires with exceptional cooling are possible".