24 March 2011

Acriche A8 LED launched as single-package 60W replacement bulb

After recently releasing two new white high-brightness DC LEDs and the and Acriche A7 AC-powered LED for lighting applications (according to its plan to release new products every month in 2011), South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor (SSC) has launched the Acriche A8 AC- and DC-powered LED for downlight application.

The A8 can replace a 60W incandescent bulb using just a single package. The firm says that this is competitive in terms of cost since it removes the SMD processing of dozens of DC LED packages on an expensive metal substrate (for thermal emissivity purposes) and it also avoids the use of an AC–DC converter (since Acriche LEDs can operate under both AC and DC power supplies, at 110V/220V as well as under low/high voltages).

The A8 is designed specifically for downlight, which is the most demanding of LED lighting applications, says the firm. In particular, it is offered in an ultra-thin package (25mm x 22mm x 2mm), COB style with a brightness of 700lm (sufficient to replace a 60W light bulb with just one A8 package).

Customized for incandescent bulb/downlight and indoor lighting, the A8 can last as long as the life of the LED chip since it does not require a converter. Up to now, DC LED lamps have lasted just 10,000 hours due to the short lifespan of the converter, comments the firm.

Seoul Semiconductor has started mass production of the A8 series, and samples are now available upon request.

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