Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 09, 2013

Seoul Semiconductor to Sell Acrich2 AC LED Modules in Kit Form

Seoul Semiconductor, a global LED manufacturer, announced the globally availability of an Acrich kit for customers trying to meet the special design requests of global lighting manufacturers. With the Acrich kit, customers can now make their own LED lighting modules without the traditional AC to DC converter. Seoul MJT LEDs decrease the component count and shrink board real estate giving designers more layout options, decreased costs and smaller fixture sizes and the Acrich AIC provides low THD, high power factor and dimming functions to control LEDs directly from AC power.

The kits consist of high-voltage Acrich Multi-Junction Technology (MJT) LEDs along with the Acrich Integrated Circuit (AIC) power controller device. Designers now have maximum flexibility in designing AC LED modules for their unique fixture needs.

Seoul semiconductor released the Acrich kit because of a surge in requests from customers who want to make their own form factors. Most of the mid- to large-sized lighting customers have their own SMT lines and the ability to source and handle discrete parts; therefore, they prefer to purchase a parts kit rather than a module.

Acrich2 kits bring increased efficiency and convenience over traditional AC designs for customer making solid-state lighting solutions. With high power factor, low EMI and low THD, the Acrich kit can be driven directly from AC line voltages of 100 to 277 volts and the AIC is available with a smart dimming function.

In recent months, Seoul Semiconductor has dramatically improved the performance of the Acrich2 family. A 10W ceiling light module with 140lm/W was recently announced showing the considerable increase in efficiency from using Acrich 2 modules. Acrich2 modules extend the lifetime of the fixture and extend the form factor possibilities by replacing the AC/DC converter (or ballast or driver) with the Acrich IC.

Marten Willemsen, Vice President of Marketing for Seoul Semiconductor, said, “We have seen a surge of interest in Acrich recently due to its performance improvement. The new sales strategy to offer Acrich kits is in direct response to the requests from customers.” He added, “For broadening our targets and serving the broader global lighting market, Seoul Semiconductor is now promoting our products through Acrich kit sales at new price points.”

More information about Acrich kits can be obtained from your local sales agencies of Seoul Semiconductor.

About Seoul Semiconductor:
Seoul Semiconductor (SeoulSemicon.com) manufacturers and packages a wide selection of light emitting diodes (LEDs) for the automotive, general illumination lighting, appliance, signage and back lighting markets. The company is the world’s fifth largest LED supplier, holding more than 10,000 patents globally, while offering a wide range of LED technology and production capacity in areas such as “nPola”, deep UV LEDs, "Acrich", the world’s first commercially produced AC LED, and "Acrich MJT - Multi-Junction Technology" a proprietary family of high-voltage LEDs.

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