This paper discusses about thermal performance of high power light emitted diode (HPLED) implemented with sintered metal wick type heat pipe(SWHP). The HPLED(2.5 W) samples were surface mounted device(SMD) package used in our experiments. The experiments were made for SWHP with diameters of 6.0 mm. The length of the SWHP is 150 mm. The working fluid in the heat pipes is pure water. The electrical-thermal transient technique was employed for the junction temperature measurement. It was found that the SWHP leads to decreased of thermal resistance by 35 % compared with a simple copper bar in oil bath (forced cooling condition). Employment of copper cap as a LED attachment was more advantageous over the phosphor bronze. After the increase of input power, the thermal resistance of HPLED package has decreased with the increase of effective thermal conductivity of SWHP.