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leds do not run cool thats why stronger ones need heatsinks...
Compared to other lighting technologies, LEDs do run cool. And yes, they do require heatsinks because they are electronic and can't handle heat as well.
 

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Nit-pick. LEDs do create heat. They're not 100% efficient. But it's rarely a problem unless you want a lot of light. But when you have serious lighting desires, you have a significant amount of heat that has to be gotten rid of before it destroys the diodes. (Which is much more heat sensitive than wire and glass.) This is over and above any heat created by any LED controllers.

But even so, it's no where near the level of heat you get from heating a chunk of wire up until it glows white hot. That's why LEDs take so little power - they waste only a little as heat.

Bottom line, if the fixture in question can't handle the heat of an LED, then I question if it can work with any bulb technology.
 
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