IST eliminates LED flicker and stroboscopic effects from OLED/LED fixtures with 16-bit deep dimming LED driver

Nov. 6, 2012
Date Announced: 06 Nov 2012 Integrated System Technologies Limited, the British designer and manufacturer of smart lighting solutions, announces it will launch the iDrive® Uno CC single channel LED driver, which eliminates LED flicker, ripple current, ripple frequency and stroboscopic effects, on Stand G23 at LuxLive 2012. The iDrive® Uno CC is a high efficiency, single channel, DC/DC LED driver that offers unparalleled features and functionality, including:•dual DMX/RDM and DSI/DALI control as standard•zero LED flicker, ripple current, ripple frequency and stroboscopic effects•wide DC input range from 12V to 70V•deep dimming functionality to 16-bits•8 maximum forward current settings up to 3A•patented variable voltage technology •compact size of 158mm x 50.5mm x 34mm (max.)The lighting industry demands high performance LED and OLED lighting, however the majority of quality solid state lighting fixtures have been hindered by the absence of high quality LED/OLED drivers that do not exhibit the 100Hz or 120Hz flicker commonly found in most fixtures. The iDrive® Uno CC driver now offers lighting manufacturers the opportunity to deliver healthy lighting compliant fixtures with zero ripple current and no stroboscopic effects, due to IST’s patented technology. Stroboscopic effects can cause moving objects to appear to be static under any light source that contains ripple current with ripple frequencies up to several thousand hertz and is vitally important for areas that illuminate hazardous, industrial and streets where moving objects and safety are paramount. In addition to stroboscopic effects illuminating ripple current can also mitigate health related issues from pulsing lights causing distress to users.Dr Geoff Archenhold, Founder of Integrated System Technologies Limited, commented:"we have combined several years of experience developing quality LED drivers with several of our key patents to add the Uno CC into the iDrive® range and deliver the first OLED/LED driver to completely eliminate ripple current and the potential of stroboscopic effects in OLED and LED light fixtures. The single stage LED driver provides unprecedented levels of deep dimming accuracy at over 16-bits for high power constant current LED arrays up to 3A, with maximum forward voltages up to 65V, making the technology ideal for integration within high bay, low bay, street, TV, Film, theatre, architectural, hospital, school and office lighting applications”. Matt Fitzpatrick, Sales Director, commented: "The iDrive® Uno CC driver is the most flexible driver IST has launched and is capable of controlling up to 200W of LED power from a single LED channel in a compact plastic chassis. Offering such incredible dimming control enables end users to receive healthy and safe premier lighting solutions that exhibit smooth dimming curve performance ideal for a number of applications. With a wide DC input range it allows OEMs to optimize and quickly construct intelligent DALI and RDM lighting systems”.About IST:Integrated System Technologies (IST) Ltd. are global pioneers in the design and manufacture of world leading, intelligent iDrive® LED drivers and Serenity™ OEM LED lighting solutions for commercial, office, architectural, retail, entertainment, outdoor, amenity and domestic white light and RGB-W/A applications. As recognised industry experts, IST applies superior knowledge of LED driver technology, thermal modelling and optical systems to design and manufacture high quality, durable LED lighting solutions, with a promise of up to 80% energy saving compared to traditional light sources.To find out more, visit

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