NXP Brings High Efficiency to 12V MR16 Lamps With Dimmable LED Controller

NXP Brings High Efficiency to 12V MR16 Lamps With Dimmable LED Controller 
SSL3401 Is a Compact, Cost-Effective GreenChip Solution Compatible
With a Wide Range of Dimmers and Transformers 
06/10/13 --   NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today unveiled
the SSL3401 -- a dimmable single-stage controller IC for retrofit
MR16 LED lamps using 12V AC mains. The SSL3401 offers compatibility
with an exceptionally wide range of dimmers and transformers --
working with over 80% of the most common combinations -- in a compact
form factor that fits in all commonly used MR16 GU5.3 and AR111
housings and sockets. Supporting an ambient temperature range up to
105 degrees C, the SSL3401 also provides temperature rollback
Based on NXP GreenChip(TM) technology, the SSL3401 generates a stable
and accurate current while dimming down to below 5% of maximum light
output in most common practical situations. While maximum lamp power
depends on the thermal design of the lamp, a typical 7W MR16 LED lamp
using the SSL3401 achieves THD below 15%, power factor above 0.9,
efficiency up to 78% and LED ripple current below +/-10%.  
"Energy-conscious consumers and businesses worldwide are keen to
replace halogen lamps with LEDs -- but making the switch to dimmable
MR16 LEDs is not always as straightforward as one would expect. With
the SSL3401, we've designed a compact single-stage controller IC
specifically for dimmable MR16 LED lamps, and tested it extensively
for compatibility with a wide range of dimmers and transformers,"
said Ryan Zahn, general manager, lighting solutions product line, NXP
Semiconductors. "By helping retrofit lamp manufacturers to reduce
costs, we also hope to ease the transition from halogen to LED on a
broader scale, particularly as 12V MR16 lamps emerge as a popular
choice in both commercial and residential lighting." 
NXP is showcasing the SSL3401 at Guangzhou International Lighting
Exhibition this week (Hall 13.2, Booth D37). Evaluation samples are
available now, with volume production starting in July 2013. 

--  NXP SSL3401 product information: http://www.nxp.com/pip/SSL3401HN
--  NXP Lighting Driver Solutions Selection Guide: http://nxp.com/led or

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