Lighting solutions simplify development of smart LED lighting products

20-05-2016 | Fairchild | Design & Manufacture

Fairchild have introduced the new FL77944, the first solution in its LED Direct AC Drive family of solid-state LED lighting solutions. Manufacturers can use it to easily scale power, create smart and scalable LED-based lighting products that can be smaller, have higher performance and a longer system lifetime compared to products using the switch mode power supply (SMPS) approach. “Our FL77944 LED Direct AC Drive is a superior solution for solid-state LED lighting systems compared to expensive light engines based on SMPS technology,” said Gaurang Shah, senior vice president, Power Systems Business Group at Fairchild. “The FL77944 is a cost-effective integrated circuit with everything manufacturers need for smart LED lighting products so they can accelerate time-to-market and focus on differentiating features, rather than spending precious time cobbling together disparate components.” The advantages of the solution include comprehensive dimming capabilities, scaling for higher power applications, elimination of electrolytic caps, reduced board space, and improved reliability and longevity.

By Craig Dyball