High LED drive currents with low stack voltages create efficiency challenges (MAGAZINE)
The SSL industry is beginning to do a better job of optimizing the LED components, drive electronics, thermal design, and optical elements of a luminaire according to MATTHEW REYNOLDS, who details the energy-efficiency challenge.
Over the last ten years LED manufacturers have increased the efficacy of LEDs at a rapid pace. SSL solutions were not as cost effective as existing technologies and LED manufacturers were focused on lumens per watt, or even better, lumens per dollar.
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