More often than not the driver is the weakest component of LED lighting. The driver is responsible for converting AC power at a high voltage to DC power at low voltage. Often times during this conversion the driver, if not working properly, will become overheated leading to failure. This failure generally occurs towards the front end of a LEDs life expectancy. Drivers also use space, which limits the creativity of a lighting designer.
llumis Lights has solved both of these issues with their newly released line of driverless LED modules. These high-voltage AC LEDs uses a proprietary Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) to eliminate the need for a separate driver. By eliminating the driver, reliability is improved because the modules’ lifetime is limited only by the LEDs themselves, which are projected at more than 50,000 hours. These AC design modules provide excellent efficiency (more than 92%) and power factor (greater than 0.9). The driverless LEDs also have excellent dimming capability with ELV dimmers that vary the current to an entire LED array rather than individual banks of LEDs. They are UL-listed and make excellent drop-in replacements for conventional DC Zhaga components.
The A/C modules are available in outputs of 1,000; 2,000; and 3,000 lumens with a single design, making them applicable to a wide range of fixtures. Illumis Lights is also using this A/C module on a line of private-labeled recessed down lights and track lights.
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