Products, Materials & Tools | Feb 09, 2012

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Releases Acrich2 Linear Module

Seoul Semiconductor (SSC), a global LED manufacturer, today announced its release of AC LED type fluorescent Acrich2 Linear Module. The Acrich2 Linear Module lifetime is twice as long as DC-driven LED and cuts actual power usage by half.

Compared with the existing linear module driven by direct current, the main feature difference for Acrich2 Linear Module is the removal of AC/DC converter and the consequent optimized design. As a result, the electrolytic capacitor, which contributes to the reduction of LED light life, is removed from a converter increasing to a light lifetime that is twice as long.

Lighting companies have preferred the ballast compatible system when fluorescents are replaced by LED lamps. The system leaves a ballast, necessary for fluorescent installment, untouched and only replaces LED lamps by introducing separate LED converters. However, this is less energy efficient.

As a result of high-level technology, the Acrich2 Linear Module eliminates both a ballast and a converter and thus secures LED fluorescent safety. In fact, the power factor increases to 97% and power efficiency is increased to 90%. In addition, the Acrich2 Linear Module quenches problems that occur when fluorescents are replaced as the lifetime of LED lamps becomes two times longer.

“Armed with optimized simplistic system design, the Acrich2 Linear Module is a state-of-the-art product that outperforms existing non-eco friendly fluorescent lamps and direct current LED fluorescent lamps”, remarked Manuel Zarauza, Managing Director of Seoul Semiconductor. “With the doubly long life span and lower carbon dioxide emission, customers will be able to actualize eco-friendly lighting while paying lower electricity bills.”

Acriche 2 datasheets are available at http://www.acriche.com/en/product/prd/acrich2.asp

About Seoul Semiconductor:
According to LED market reports issued by IMS Research in the U.K. and Strategies Unlimited in the U.S., SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR is the world’s fourth largest LED supplier, holding more than 5,500 patents. In particular, it owns a wide range of LED technology and production capacity in areas such as deep UV LEDs and non-polar LEDs, as well as Acriche, the worlds first commercially-produced AC LED. At present, it provides high-quality LED products through 33 overseas branches (including three local corporations) and 150 domestic agencies and distributors.

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