Power Integrations Launches LYTSwitch-0 Family Of Highly Integrated LED-Driver ICs For Low-Power LED Bulbs

imagesPower Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED-driver ICs, today introduced its LYTSwitch™-0 ICs, a new series of devices within the LYTSwitch family, offering a unique combination of simplicity, reliability and efficiency. LYTSwitch-0 ICs are ideal for cost-sensitive, non-isolated, non-dimmable GU10 bulbs and other space-constrained bulb applications.

LYTSwitch-0 devices feature efficiencies of more than 90% and deliver constant current with better than +/-5% regulation in typical applications. Power factor is greater than 0.8 at 115 VAC and 0.55 at 230 VAC, meeting ENERGYSTAR™ V1 draft 3 consumer lighting standards for North America and Ecodesign Directive Lot 19 part 2 for Europe.

Comments Andrew Smith, product marketing manager for Power Integrations: “RDR-355 describes a GU10 LED driver using the LYTSwitch-0 IC and just 13 components. The device’s small size and high efficiency eliminate the need for heatsinking or potting of the LED driver, reducing manufacturing cost.”

Key applications include low-cost LED light bulbs such as GU10 and candelabra styles. RDR-355 describes a 6 W non-dimmable LED driver – see http://www.powerint.com/sites/default/files/PDFFiles/rdr355.pdf. LYTSwitch-0 IC samples in SO-8 and DIP packages are available now, priced at $0.29 each in 10,000-piece quantities.

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