Five major advantages of LED lights compared with traditional lamps!缩略图

Five major advantages of LED lights compared with traditional lamps!

First, LED lights more energy efficient. LED lamps and lanterns to replace the current widespread use of traditional lighting fixtures, is the general trend. LED lighting fixtures, in the same lighting effect under the premise of energy-saving than the traditional lamps and lanterns more than 80%! Its energy-saving benefits are very considerable.

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Secondly, LED lamps and lanterns are more conducive to environmental protection. As the spectrum of LED lamps and lanterns in the absence of ultraviolet and infrared, neither heat, nor radiation, glare, and waste can be recycled, does not contain mercury, belongs to the typical green lighting light source, environmental protection benefits better.

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Third, the LED lamps and lanterns more technical content, with the traditional lighting of light and heat effect compared to the LED lamps and lanterns to join more intelligent technology.

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Fourth, LED lamps and lanterns longer service life. No filament light, heat, easy to burn, light decay and other shortcomings of traditional lamps, service life of up to 60,000 to 100,000 hours, more than 10 times longer than the life of traditional light sources. Therefore, in addition to more energy-saving, but also more savings on the purchase of lamps and lanterns.

LED driver design: driving method, device selection, ripple suppression缩略图

LED driver design: driving method, device selection, ripple suppression

Mainstream several kinds of LED drive mode


The use of capacitor impedance in AC to limit the input current, so as to obtain DC level to LED power supply. This driving method is simple in structure and low cost, but the input non-isolated scheme, there are security risks. And the conversion efficiency is very low, can not do constant current control.

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2, isolated flyback circuit

The use of flyback circuit, through the transformer on the secondary side of the DC level, and then through the optocoupler will be this level of ripple feedback back to the original side, so as to stabilise the self-excitation. This type of circuit meets the safety certification requirements, and the output constant current accuracy is better, higher conversion efficiency. However, due to the need for optocoupler and vice-side constant current control circuit, resulting in a complex system, large volume, high cost. Currently has been gradually replaced by the original edge of the programme.

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3, the original edge of the programme

The primary side of the programme is completely in the AC primary side control output power and current, the most accurate constant current accuracy of 5% can be achieved, the secondary side of the simple output circuit can be. Primary side mainly rely on the auxiliary side of the feedback to control the output voltage, relying on the current limiting resistor on the primary side of the current control, while multiplying the turns ratio to control the accuracy of the output current. Primary side of the programme inherited the advantages of the isolated flyback circuit, while the architecture is simple, can be done in a small volume and low cost, has become the mainstream driver.

The problem of constant current accuracy of the primary side: due to the production accuracy of the transformer is difficult to control, resulting in the primary side of the scheme in the use of low-quality transformers, the output current drift is large. Therefore, the primary side of the programme through the improvement of the increase in the vice side of the constant current control circuit, so that although more complex than the ordinary primary side of the programme, but compared to the flyback programme, you can still eliminate the optocoupler, etc., the system has the highest cost-effective.

LED driver power supply design considerations

According to the power grid rules of electricity and LED drive power supply characteristics of the requirements, in the selection and design of LED drive power supply should take into account the following points:

1, high reliability

Especially like the LED street light drive power supply, installed in the high altitude, maintenance is not convenient, maintenance of the cost is also big.

2, high efficiency

LED is an energy-saving products, drive power supply efficiency should be high. For the power supply installed in the structure of the lamp, especially important. Because the luminous efficiency of the LED with the LED temperature increases and decreases, so the LED heat dissipation is very important. High efficiency of the power supply, its power loss is small, in the lamps and lanterns within the heat is small, also reduces the temperature rise of the lamps and lanterns. It is beneficial to slow down the light decay of LED.

3, high power factor

Power factor is the power grid requirements for the load. Generally 70 watts or less of electrical appliances, there is no mandatory indicator. Although the power factor of the individual appliances is not big low power factor on the grid is not very big, but at night we light, similar loads are too concentrated, will produce more serious pollution of the grid. For 30 watts to 40 watts of LED driver power supply, it is said that in the near future, maybe there will be a certain indicator requirements on the power factor.

4, drive mode

Now there are two kinds of pass: one is a constant voltage source for more than one constant current source, each constant current source individually to each road LED power supply. This way, the combination of flexible, all the way LED failure, does not affect the work of other LED, but the cost will be slightly higher. Another is direct constant current power supply, LED series or parallel operation. Its advantage is that the cost is a little lower, but the flexibility is poor, but also to solve the problem of a LED failure, does not affect the operation of other LEDs. These two forms, in a period of time co-exist. Multiple constant current output power supply method, in terms of cost and performance will be better. Maybe it is the mainstream direction in the future.

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5, surge protection

LED surge resistance is relatively poor, especially the reverse voltage resistance. Strengthen this aspect of protection is also very important. Some LED lights installed in outdoor, such as LED street lights. Due to the grid load start dumping and lightning induction, from the grid system will invade a variety of surges, some surges will lead to LED damage. Therefore, the LED driver power supply should have the ability to inhibit the intrusion of surge, to protect the LED from being damaged.

6, protection function

Power supply in addition to the conventional protection function, it is best to increase the LED temperature negative feedback in the constant current output, to prevent the LED temperature is too high.

7, imitation protection

Lamps and lanterns outside the installation type, the power supply structure should be waterproof, moisture-proof, the shell should be sunlight-resistant.

8, drive the life of the power supply to be compatible with the life of the LED

9, to meet the requirements of safety regulations and electromagnetic compatibility

With the increasing application of LED, LED driver power supply performance will be more and more suitable for the requirements of LED.

LED driver device selection considerations

Here are some tips from recolux.

1, do not use bipolar power devices

Some designers in order to reduce the cost of LED drive and the use of bipolar power devices, which will seriously affect the reliability of the circuit.

Because with the LED driver circuit board temperature, the effective working range of the bipolar device will be rapidly reduced, which will lead to device failure at rising temperatures and thus affecting the reliability of LED lamps, the correct approach is to use MOSFET devices, MOSFET devices, MOSFET devices to be much longer than the service life of the bipolar device.

2, try not to use electrolytic capacitors

LED drive circuit in the end to use electrolytic capacitors? Currently there are supporters and opponents, supporters believe that if the circuit board temperature can be controlled, in turn, to achieve the purpose of extending the life of electrolytic capacitors.

For example, the choice of 105 degrees life of 8000 hours of high-temperature electrolytic capacitors, according to the prevailing formula for estimating the life of electrolytic capacitors, "the temperature is reduced by 10 degrees, the life expectancy doubled," then it is in the 95-degree environment life of 16,000 hours, in the 85-degree environment life expectancy of 32,000 hours, in the 75-degree environment life expectancy of 64,000 hours. The working life is 64,000 hours at 95 degrees, 32,000 hours at 85 degrees, and 64,000 hours at 75 degrees. If the actual working temperature is lower, the life span will be longer! From this point of view, as long as the choice of high-quality electrolytic capacitors to drive the life of the power supply is no effect!

There are also supporters of the high ripple current brought about by the electrolytic capacitors and the resulting low-frequency flicker will cause physiological discomfort to some people's eyes, the amplitude of the low-frequency ripple will also lead to some digital camera equipment, the appearance of poor-frequency flicker of the bright and dark grids. Therefore, high quality light source lamps and lanterns still need electrolytic capacitors. However, opponents believe that the electrolytic capacitor will naturally age, in addition, the temperature of the LED lamps and lanterns is extremely difficult to control, so the life of the electrolytic capacitor is bound to decrease, thus affecting the life of the LED lamps and lanterns.

In this recolux believes that in the LED driver circuit input part can consider not to use electrolytic capacitors, in fact, using PI's LinkSwitch-PH can save electrolytic capacitors, PI's single-stage PFC/constant-current design allows designers to save large-capacity capacitors, in the output circuit, can be used to replace the electrolytic capacitors with high-voltage withstand ceramic capacitors to enhance the reliability of the capacitors.

"Some people design two-stage circuits with a 400V electrolytic capacitor at the output, which will seriously affect the reliability of the circuit, and it is recommended to use a single-stage circuit with ceramic capacitors will be sufficient." He emphasised. "For less concerned about the dimming function, high temperature environment and the need for high reliability of industrial applications, I strongly recommend not to use electrolytic capacitors for design."

3, MOSFET withstand voltage should not be less than 700V

Withstand voltage 600V MOSFET is cheaper, many think that the input voltage of LED lamps and lanterns is generally 220V, so the withstand voltage 600V is enough, but many times the circuit voltage will be up to 340V, in the case of a surge, 600V MOSFET is easy to be pierced, thus affecting the life of the LED lamps and lanterns, in fact, the choice of 600VMOSFET may save Some of the cost but pay the price of the whole circuit board, so, "do not choose 600V withstand voltage MOSFET, it is best to use more than 700V withstand voltage MOSFET.

4, try to use a single-stage architecture circuit

Doug said that some LED circuits use a two-stage architecture, that is, "PFC (power factor correction) + isolated DC / DC converter" architecture, such a design will reduce the efficiency of the circuit. For example, if the efficiency of the PFC is 95% and the efficiency of the DC/DC part is 88%, the efficiency of the whole circuit will be reduced to 83.6%! "

PI's LinkSwitch-PH device simultaneously integrates the PFC/CC controller, a 725VMOSFET and MOSFET driver into a single package, increasing the efficiency of the drive circuit to 87%!" Doug noted, "Such a device greatly simplifies board layout design by eliminating up to 25 components used in traditional isolated flyback designs! Eliminated components include high voltage bulk electrolytic capacitors and optocouplers." Doug said the LED two-stage architecture is suitable for older drivers where a second constant current driver circuit must be used to keep the PFC-driven LEDs at a constant current. These designs are obsolete and no longer cost-effective, so in most cases it is better to use a single-stage design.

5, try to use MOSFET devices

If the design of the LED lamps and lanterns power is not very high, Doug suggests the use of integrated MOSFET LED driver products, because the benefits of doing so is the integrated MOSFET on resistance is less, the heat generated by the score is less than the discrete, in addition, is the integration of the MOSFET is the controller and the FET in the together, generally have overheating shutdown function, in the MOSFET will be overheating automatic Shut down the circuit to protect the LED lamps and lanterns, which is very important for LED lamps and lanterns, because LED lamps and lanterns are generally very small and difficult to air cooling.

LED driver design to suppress ripple 5 methods

LED driver design, for ripple, theoretically and practically are certain to exist, usually inhibit or reduce it has five practices.

Output ripple is the AC component superimposed on the DC stable quantity when the DC power supply is output. Using an oscilloscope to look at it, you will see the voltage fluctuating slightly up and down, just like water ripples, so it is called ripple. Usually inhibit or reduce it has the following practices:

1, increase the inductance and output capacitance filtering

According to the formula of the LED driver power supply, the size of the current fluctuations within the inductor and inductance value is inversely proportional to the output ripple and output capacitance value is inversely proportional to the value. So increase the value of inductance and output capacitance value can reduce the ripple.

Output ripple and output capacitance relationship: vripple = Imax / (Co × f). It can be seen that increasing the output capacitance value can reduce the ripple.

It is common practice, for output capacitance, to use aluminium electrolytic capacitors to achieve high capacity. But the electrolytic capacitor is not very effective in suppressing high-frequency noise, and the ESR is also relatively large, so it will be connected in parallel with a ceramic capacitor next to it to make up for the lack of aluminium electrolytic capacitors.

At the same time, the LED driver power supply work, the input voltage Vin is unchanged, but the current is changing with the switch. At this time, the input power supply will not be very good to provide current, usually near the current input (BucK type, for example, is near SWITcH), parallel capacitors to provide current.

2, the second level of filtering, is to add another level of LC filters

LC filter on the noise ripple suppression effect is more obvious, according to the ripple frequency to be removed to select the appropriate inductance and capacitance of the filter circuit, generally can be very good to reduce the ripple. However, this case needs to consider the sampling point of the feedback comparison voltage.

Sampling point selected before the LC filter (Pa), the output voltage will be reduced. Because any inductor has a DC resistance, when there is a current output, there will be a voltage drop across the inductor generated, resulting in a lower output voltage from the power supply. And this voltage drop varies with the output current.

3, LED driver power supply output, connected to the LDO filtering

This is the most effective way to reduce ripple and noise, the output voltage is constant, do not need to change the original feedback system, but also the highest cost, the highest power consumption. Any LDO has an index: noise rejection ratio.

After the LDO, the ripple is generally below 10mV.

4, in the diode and capacitance C or RC

Diode high-speed conduction cut-off, to consider the parasitic parameters. During the reverse recovery of the diode, the equivalent inductance and equivalent capacitance become an RC oscillator, generating high-frequency oscillations. In order to suppress this high-frequency oscillation, the diode needs to be connected in parallel at both ends of the capacitor C or RC buffer network. Resistance is generally taken 10Ω-100Ω, capacitance is taken 4.7pf-2.2nf.

In parallel with the diode capacitance C or RC, the value should be repeated tests to determine. If the selection is not appropriate, but will cause more serious oscillation.

5, the diode connected to the inductor (EMI filter)

This is also commonly used to suppress high-frequency noise. For the frequency of noise, select the appropriate inductive components, also can effectively suppress noise. It should be noted that the rated current of the inductor to meet the actual requirements

What is the difference between explosion-proof lights and tri-proof lights? How to choose lamps that match your needs?缩略图

What is the difference between explosion-proof lights and tri-proof lights? How to choose lamps that match your needs?

Lighting equipment is essential in industrial environments. However, in some special hazardous environments, special lighting equipment such as explosion-proof lamps and triple-proof lamps are needed to ensure safety. Generally speaking, explosion-proof lamps refer to lighting equipment that can be used in flammable and explosive environments, whose essential feature is to inhibit the generation of sparks and avoid triggering an explosion. Three-proof lamps are lighting equipment that can be used in relatively harsh climatic and environmental conditions, generally with waterproof, dustproof and shockproof capabilities.

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Explosion-proof lamps

Explosion-proof lamps are used in hazardous places where combustible gases and dusts exist, and can prevent the lamps from generating arcs, sparks and high temperatures that may ignite the combustible gases and dusts in the surrounding environment, so as to achieve the explosion-proof requirements of the lamps and lanterns. Different combustible gas mixture environment on the explosion-proof lamp explosion-proof level and explosion-proof form has different requirements.

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Three-proof lamp

Three-proof lamp refers to anti-corrosion, waterproof, anti-oxidation treatment of lamps and lanterns, for the sealing of the characteristics of weak heat dissipation ability, intelligent temperature-controlled three-proof lamps can be used in special working circuits to reduce the working temperature, isolation of the strong electricity protection, double insulation of plugs and connectors, to ensure that the line is safe and reliable. According to the actual working environment of the three-proof light, the surface of the lamp protection box nano-spraying moisture anti-corrosion treatment to eliminate the entry of dust and moisture.

Three-proof lamps are generally used for more corrosive, dusty, rain and other industrial lighting needs places, such as: railway, electric power, metallurgy, petroleum and petrochemical and various types of factories, stations and large-scale facilities, venues and other places of high-brightness projection lighting needs.

How to choose explosion-proof lamps

Selection of personnel must understand the basic working principle of explosion-proof lamps and lanterns, familiar with the explosion-proof signs.

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According to the level of explosive hazardous places, accurately select the lamps and lanterns to match the environment, pay attention to the explosion-proof category, type, level and temperature group.

Understand the use of environmental conditions and work requirements, reasonable choice of explosion-proof lighting with the required functions. Such as in the requirements of the place to identify the colour, generally can not choose high-pressure mercury lamps and high-pressure sodium lamps explosion-proof lamps and lanterns, because these two light sources are relatively poor colour rendering.

According to the product manual, to understand the use of the product performance, precautions and limitations of the product, clearly applicable to the requirements of the place.

LED linear light color temperature effects and application scenarios缩略图

LED linear light color temperature effects and application scenarios

1, LED linear light application scene
Now, linear lamps are not only used in the office field, designers apply it to high-end commercial space, home space, industrial lighting and other environments, constructing different light and shadow effects.

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It is suitable for bar, kitchen, clothing shop, wine cabinet, staircase, shop, front desk, wall, bookcase, bathroom, bedroom, dance room, display cabinet, aisle, ceiling and other places.

2, LED linear light features
Easy to install: pre-buried installation without any trouble; soft light: true colour reproduction, bright and full colour; customizable length: can be cut to size according to the light demand; no border: no border after the installation is completed, more overall and more fashionable and avant-garde.

A variety of connection methods, a variety of colour temperature options, a variety of materials, a variety of specifications length and even a variety of power to meet different spaces, scenes, lighting needs.

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3、LED colour temperature effect
Linear lights can be deployed according to the scene and design requirements, light brightness and colour temperature, to better provide lighting and atmosphere rendering for the space.

A variety of connection methods, a variety of colour temperature options, a variety of materials, a variety of specifications and even a variety of power to meet different spaces, scenes, lighting needs.

Now more and more lighting scenes inside the application of linear elements, from the linear light style and installation of the diversity of ways: line light is flexible products, not standard products, it is difficult to individually define its function, both the function of lighting, but also the function of the visual arts, size, light colour, installation, control mode according to each individual space in the change.

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According to the specific scope of application, the length can be freely customised according to the actual installation requirements, splicing at will. The built-in light bar light source can also be used according to the use of the scene, change the power and colour temperature. In addition with the popularity of intelligent control systems, in order to increase the sensory experience, more and more users prefer to add intelligent control effects to improve the visual artistic effect of the space.

recolux is a professional LED lighting equipment manufacturer. Free quotation consultation is welcome.

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recolux introduces you to the introduction and usage scenarios of LED linear lights

What is a line light

Line light is a kind of flexible decorative lamp, the lamp shell is made of aluminium alloy which is beautiful and strong, and it is named because it is like a line when it glows.

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This is a kind of lamps and lanterns that can be installed seamlessly on the wall or cabinet, and a variety of forms to meet the decorative needs of different scenes. For example, the living room, a few walks along the top of the ceiling, the ceiling and the main light simply do not need to be more decorative, unique geometric modelling, but also can make the living room of the three-dimensional sense of the class has been greatly enhanced.

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Performance characteristics of line light


If the owner has a different obsession with beauty, then LED line light products can fully meet his requirements. Custom angular curves and custom exterior colours can be used to create unique and eye-catching designs.

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b.Directional Light

The line light source is directional, which is excellent for creating a wall wash.

c.Colour Temperature

Line lights are available in colour temperatures ranging from cool white to warm white to create different atmospheres in a space.

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d.Low energy consumption and long life span

LED line light has low energy consumption and long service life, usually more than 50,000 hours. It can be used as a light supplement, together with the main light source. In particular, the design of industrial projects can choose the right colour scheme to accentuate the sense of atmosphere and consume less energy when it is turned on for a long time.

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Application of line light


Long and narrow corridor corridor, the light itself is not good and also depressing, ordinary lighting simply can not meet the demand. The advantage of using line light is that it can be installed along the wall dispersion, the light source will not be concentrated in a certain position, in the illumination of space at the same time, but also has a delicate decorative effect, there is a kind of instantly in the film screen feeling?

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Monotonous wall using line light + modelling decoration, will not break the original tone, but also can bake a more advanced visual aesthetics.

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c. Ceiling

The most common is the living room ceiling line light, the use of a variety of ways, visually will create a stronger atmosphere.

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Hidden line light under the stairs, or the side of the induction light source, not only beautiful, more practical value.

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The installation of line lights on the floor with the induction device, the night adds more security.

Installation of Linear Lights

The three most common installation methods of line light, pendant installation, surface installation or embedded installation.

a. Pendant Installation

Hanging from the ceiling using a pendant wire is best suited for rooms with spacious ceiling heights. It is also ideal for creating accent lighting and is used in spacious spaces, above dining tables or reception desks.

b. Surface mounted, no trenching required

Surface mounted linear lights are mounted on the surface of the ceiling or wall, mostly for situations where the ceiling height makes the chandelier too low. Nowadays, many finished products are very delicate and can be fixed with tools according to the situation.

c. Embedded Installation

Embedded linear lights are embedded into the wall, floor or ceiling to create a visually flat effect, while providing a light source in the plane.

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Installation steps

1, first of all need to install the lamps and lanterns at the location of the arrangement of the light wire;

2, in the wall to open the width of 48mm depth of 15.5mm groove; (the size of the specific situation according to the specifications of the line light is different)

3, with the screws will be fixed on the wall profile.

4, batch putty paint, and the groove protrudes out of the place smooth.

5、Clean up the groove, paste the light strip to connect the wires, and finally cover the PC diffusion sheet.

Regarding LED linear light product issues, please consult recolux for free to obtain information and quotations.