Seoul Semiconductor AC LED Modules Demonstrate 4kV Surge Testing Capability

Posted Jun 01, 2018 by Seoul Semiconductor

Seoul Semiconductor has demonstrated a 277 V AC lighting module using its NanoDriver Series LED driver that complies with the industry standard 4kV surge testing. Prior to this, AC LED modules have been mainly used only in residential lighting applications due to the technology’s limited capability to meet the surge requirements for industrial and commercial applications. This demonstration module proves that it is possible to achieve a 277 V AC module with high surge capability using Seoul Semiconductor’s NanoDriver Series LED driver.

Prior to Seoul Semiconductor’s recent product introduction, many LED fixture designers perceived AC LED technology as a low performance, low cost solution, assuming that AC LED technology had compromised performance which restricted its applicability. This demonstration module from Seoul Semiconductor proves that it is possible to get a high efficacy, low flicker solution using AC LED technology.

The NanoDriver Series devices are the industry’s smallest 24 W LED drivers available, enabling lighting engineers to develop luminaire designs with dramatically reduced size, weight and volume. Expanding the NanoDriver’s applications to include commercial and residential lighting brings to customers in those markets the benefits of Seoul Semiconductor’s AC LED technology – efficacy, low flicker, simpler topologies, and reduced size.

The LED drivers are ideal for a variety of commercial and industrial applications such as bollards, wall sconces, downlights, and flush-mount fixtures. Their small size enables ultra-thin and novel fixture designs, making conventional lamp replacement possible without the need for a large volume recess for the driver, or a reduction in the light output. They make it possible to convert many conventional fixture designs to LEDs because the driver’s small size makes it possible to integrate it into the fixture housing.

The NanoDriver Series devices are ideal for luminaire designs up to 3,000 lumens, making possible the integration of the control circuitry with the external converter. This facilitates the capability to add commercial lighting 0-10V controls, motion and daylight sensors, as well as integrating wireless control. They are small and lightweight enough to make airfreight economical, which reduces lead time and streamlines the supply chain.