30 Oct '11, 8am

A Single-Stage Offline LED Driver for Incandescent - Lighting ...: A single-stage, high power factor, offline bu...

A Single-Stage Offline LED Driver for Incandescent - Lighting ...: A single-stage, high power factor, offline bu...

News and articles of interest from the lighting solutions industry. A Single-Stage Offline LED Driver for Incandescent Replacement By Jianwen Shao and Thomas Stamm, STMicroelectronics A single-stage, high power factor, offline buck converter can provide a simple, small, and low-cost driver for LED lamps. This article explains how it’s done. LED lighting offers many potential benefits over incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, and gas/arc lamps. It has a longer life, is more efficient, and has no mercury. With the banning of incandescent lamps in Europe and Canada, and soon in the US, LED lamps are gaining more interest. To achieve a high power factor, one could use either passive power factor correction (PFC) or active PFC. Typically, the passive PFC solution requires large passive components making it difficult to fit the small size of a lamp’s socket. The traditional activ...

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