Products, Materials & Tools | Mar 17, 2010

MSi Employs PowerPSoC® Controller from Cypress in Revolutionary New Intelligent LED Replacement Bulb

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that its PowerPSoC® embedded power controller is an integral part of the revolutionary new iPAR-38™ LED replacement bulb from MSi.

The new bulb leverages PowerPSoC’s programmability and flexibility to deliver unique features including adjustable power levels, communications capability, and the ability to be dimmed through the use of virtually any installed dimming system.

The MSi iPAR-38 is UL and CSA certified, and is available in 2700K or 3000K in 10 degree spot, 16 degree hybrid or 22.5 degree flood configurations. Its unique Powerband™ technology enables adjustable power levels from 10 to 12 to 16 watts – depending on the need for additional light or additional energy savings. The iPAR-38 LED bulb has been designed with a universal voltage power supply of 85 volts to 265 volts, allowing it to be installed in virtually any country in the world. In addition, MSi’s Proprietary Intelligent Communication system allows the bulb to communicate information such as manufacturing and installation information, the number of hours it has been in use, and wattage settings to a handheld remote device through a sophisticated electronic light wave pattern. This is especially important due to the extremely long bulb life, but also can play a key role in overall energy evaluation, maintenance and design.

The PowerPSoC family integrates from one to four constant-current regulators and 32V/1A MOSFETs with Cypress’s PSoC® programmable system-on-chip, which includes a microcontroller, programmable analog and digital blocks, and memory. This unprecedented level of integration provides customers with a single-chip solution for high-quality LED-based lighting products and other embedded applications such as white goods and industrial control. The result is end systems with fewer components, faster design cycles, lower power consumption and higher reliability. More information on the PowerPSoC family is available at“We are delighted to add value to this amazing product using PowerPSoC’s programmability and flexibility,” said Brian Moody, director of marketing for Cypress’s PowerPSoC Business Unit. “The iPAR-38 is a tremendous showcase for the many benefits that PowerPSoC can bring to LED systems.”

“We clearly could not have delivered this unprecedented level of customer configurability without the PowerPSoC functionality,” said John Burke, vice president of Sales and Marketing for MSi. “This product is unique in the industry and customers are raving about the possibilities they see in putting it to use.”


Powerband™ Technology:
This proprietary feature allows the flexibility of producing light outputs based on 10 watts, 12 watts or 16 watts, with a simple twist of the band.  This will create lumen outputs of 550 lumens, 650 lumens or 800 lumens respectively.  Now you can optimize your lighting design both in terms of light output as well as light energy savings, and all with one unique bulb!

Proprietary Intelligent Communication (PIC):
This patent pending feature allows the bulb to communicate via a sophisticated electronic light wave pattern, information such as, manufacturing information, installation information, hours of use and wattage settings.  This is especially important due to the extremely long bulb life, but also can play a key role in overall energy evaluation, maintenance and design.

Led technology saves up to 80% of the light energy cost of current 75 watt Halogen bulbs.  In addition, the iPAR-38 unique construction provides the Center Beam power that truly creates a lighting experience previously unattainable in this technology.

Designed and built with the highest level of components available today, including industry leading CREE LED’s, this UL approved product is produced in a world class manufacturing environment to the highest level of quality standards to assure a minimum of 50,000 hour bulb life, more than 20 times the life of standard Halogen bulbs.

Thermal Management:
A hidden advantage of this bulb is its highly efficient thermal management system.  With operating temperatures at 50% less than Halogen bulbs, this bulb not only saves on lighting energy costs, but also reduces air conditioning costs due to the drastic heat reduction.  Validated testing has conclusively proven that for every 1 watt of light energy saved, a 1/2 watt of secondary air conditioning savings is also achieved.

Worldwide Installation:
The iPAR-38 LED bulb has been designed with a universal voltage power supply of 85 volts to 265 volts with an onboard power management system allowing this product to be installed in virtually any country in the world!

Another key advantage of the iPAR-38 program is its ability to dim throughout the power range with virtually any dimmer on the market today!

Beam color and angles:
Designed for accent lighting applications the iPAR-38 is available in  both 2700 and 3000 Kelvin and comes in a variety of beam angles including  a 10 degree spot, a 16 degree wide spot and a 22.5 degree narrow flood.  In addition, each bulb optic has been designed to provide superior beam conformation, peripheral lighting and intense Center Beam saturation to create a truly superior high powered accent light as well as room filling lighting coverage.

About MSi:
Founded in 2000, MSi is dedicated to the design, development and manufacturing of application specific solid-state lighting products. With warehouse and distribution facilities in California and Florida, multiple site drop shipment requirements are facilitated on a complete and on-time cost efficient basis.

Cognizant of the rapidly changing developments and improvements of high performance white LED products, MSi maintains a strong ongoing relationship with CREE, a leading manufacturer of LED components. Product design, engineering, testing and rapid prototyping at their Florida headquarters provides the ability to develop and test products for quality and performance, allowing speed to market for specific application demands.

About Cypress:
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch™ solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress is also a leader in high-performance memories and programmable timing devices. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

tony2010electronic says: (on Nov 24, 2010 08:37 AM)
Dear Sir,
We have LED lights with UL, CE and RoHs on spot lamp, light bulb, down light and high bay light.
JIESEN LED LIGHTING is a China-based company selling high quality LED lighting products produced by our select partners who are professional lighting manufacturers at country.
We are committed to providing quality, sustainable products that are a direct replacement for incandescent, halogen and CFL bulbs and fixtures. LED lights are solid state, non-toxic, contain zero mercury and are environmentally friendly, so LEDs are clearly a far better choice to cut energy costs and to be safe to the environment.
Should you have any problems, concerns or issue, please feel free to contact us or email us.
Thank you.
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