LED driver lifetime and reliability hold the key to success in LED lighting projects (MAGAZINE)
Product lifetime and reliability are two very different but related concepts. Understanding the issues relating to both parameters is a critical aspect of designing a product that will perform as expected in the field, explain George Mao and Marshall Miles.
After electronics-rich CFLs began to replace incandescent bulbs, consumers began seeing the products’ early failures all too frequently. The introduction of electronics into general-purpose lighting creates new failure modes that must be understood.
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