Products, Materials + Tools | Oct 23, 2012

Lynk Labs Extends its Tesla™ AC LED Product Line with a 230V AC Series for Europe

Following the successful rollout of its 12V AC line of LEDs and Chip on Board packages, Lynk Labs has unveiled the Tesla TR28 - the first in its line of high performance, low cost direct line driven COBs and Modules.

“Drivers introduce cost, complexity and unreliability into what should be a very simple source of light” said Bob Kottritsch, Lynk’s Vice President responsible for business development in Europe, who was speaking at a European symposium on LED technologies. “With AC LEDs all that goes away and we get back to a much more simple and elegant light engine concept” Lynk Labs has been building an LED technology patent and product portfolio since 2002 with a focus on AC LED technology. Its patents cover all aspects of AC LED design and implementation from circuit to chip level design, systems, applications and power schemes.

Working closely with its strategic partner Epistar, Lynk launched an integrated AC chip – “a 12V light bulb on a piece of Gallium Nitride” as Kottritsch described it. Further collaboration with packaging partners in Taiwan lead to a broad range of 12 V AC LEDs and COBs targeted at the low voltage MR11, MR16 and AR111 lamps, track and recessed fixtures as well as linear lighting a tape – all powered by 12/24V AC transformers – simple plug compatible replacements for traditional incandescent and halogen lamps.

In much the same way, line voltage AC LEDs can replace the light engines in many lamps – GLS, GU10 and the higher power PAR lamps for example. “In Europe the focus is much more on lighting fixtures, as most lamps are made in Asia today” observed Kottritsch “... but that is still a very large market with many thousands of competent and innovative companies. We believe that our driverless AC LED technology will prove very attractive to these companies as they look to implement simpler and less expensive LED solutions for their fixture designs.”

About Lynk Labs:
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are a disruptive technology to the general lighting market. Lynk Labs has built a broad patent portfolio of technology surrounding various forms of AC LED technology from chip level to drive method that simplifies the challenges of integrating LED technology into the existing AC powered lighting infrastructure. Lynk designs, develops and manufactures AC LED Packages, Lamps, Assemblies, Drivers and Systems for OEMs and End Users.
As the leading pioneers of the AC LED market, Lynk Labs today has the broadest and most diversified technology offering in the AC LED market. Lynk's technology improves LED system cost, design time, reliability, integration challenges, thermal management space, weight reduction and system scalability.
Lynk Labs designs and manufactures or licenses its technology based on the market and application. Lynk Labs AC LED technology can simplify the conversion of existing lighting fixtures as well as enable faster development of new leading edge solid-state lighting product lines.
With a focus on developing products that ease the migration of LEDs into the existing AC electric power infrastructure and lighting fixtures, Lynk is building OEM and licensing relationships with the companies that are driving the solid-state lighting market.

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