An alternate way of driving LEDs
Several lighting manufacturers have recently incorporated AC-driven LEDs into their lighting fixtures. Tim Whitaker looks at this emerging technology.
AC-driven LEDs have been available for more than a year, and lighting manufacturers are now starting to take advantage. Nexxus Lighting recently introduced what it claims is the industry’s first LED floodlight for general illumination that operates directly from line voltage (i.e. 120V AC), without the need for an internal or external power supply. The SAVI™ SHO White floodlight is intended for interior and exterior applications, and contains a total of 17 Seoul Semiconductor 4-watt Acriche LEDs.
This article was published in the April 2008 issue of LEDs Magazine.
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