2019-10-07

MEAN WELL to Present New Products at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (2019/10/27~30)

The annual exhibition of the lighting industry— Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be staged from October 27 to 30, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Highly recognized by visitors, MEAN WELL decides to apply last year exhibition pattern by showing up at 5th floor, the LED & Green Lighting zone, with booth No. 5C-A26 and at 1st floor Hall of Aurora with booth No. 1C-D25 to present brand image as the reliable power partner. MEAN WELL is ready to welcome visitors at the fair. Wi...
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2019-10-02

MEAN WELL Launches SLD-50 Series 50W Slim and Linear Type LED Driver

MEAN WELL new ultra-slim SLD-50 series is officially released after the SLD-80 series. With the launch of SLD-50 series, the whole linear type product line is fully completed. The SLD series is especially suitable for decorative lighting/advertising light boxes and linear luminaires. In addition to ultra-slim size features, this series also meets SELV and isolation circuit design, which is suitable for usage in various indoor lighting fixtures. Another key point is the 56V model that adopts the constant power output design and is applicable for LED design...
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2019-09-16

MEAN WELL Launches LCM-40/60BLE Bluetooth Mesh LED Driver

One major market trend in the LED lighting industry is to make LED luminaires intelligent. MEAN WELL is dedicated to designing innovative power supplies and has developed the LCM-40/60BLE LED driver with a Bluetooth mesh networking solution. The new driver allows customers to control luminaires using Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 mesh protocol with their smartphones or tablets to set up settings and controls. Working with the European company Casambi, which is dedicated to developing Bluetooth mesh networking solutions, MEAN WELL has integrated the B...
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2019-08-30

MEAN WELL Debuts SLD-80 Series 80W Slim and Linear Type LED Driver

MEAN WELL unveils the new linear type SLD series with both mechanism and specification strengths. The 12V/24V models are the constant voltage and current mode for any 12V/24V LED strip application in the market. As for the 56V model, it applies the constant power mode, which downsizes the model numbers. The 56V model is suitable for any LED luminaires design with output forward voltage between 30V to 56V. The built-in potentiometer design is kept for the user to flexibly adjust output driver current from minimum 700 mA to maximum 2100 mA. (CP mode full power ...
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2019-07-19

MEAN WELL Launches HBGC-300-DA LED Power Supply

The HBGC-300 series is a newly developed LED driver for bay light and outdoor floodlight luminaires applications with DALI 2 dimming function which can operate with intelligently dimming control to increase the luminaire’s value and functions. Besides, the HBGC-300 is designed with MEAN WELL’s patented metal housing (Patented No. CN201220314551) and is able to operate with constant power mode to avoid the compatible issue and reduce the output models. HBGC-300 provides three in one and DALI 2 dimming function. Also the series is complian...
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2019-07-12

MEAN WELL: Investigation of the Lifetime and Reliability of Power Supply

In 2008, MEAN WELL officially released the first LED power supply – CLG-150 series and stepped into the potential LED market. Until now, the selling quantity of LED related products is uncountable. Having a special opportunity, MEAN WELL received several pieces of the CLG-150 products which were manufactured in 2008. A detailed investigation and analysis were executed, and the result is shared below. The number of the components could be from dozens to hundreds depends on the wattage and topology of power supply. Each component is applied to the ...
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2019-06-24

GILE 2019: Powered by MEAN WELL Brings High Quality Power to the Global Market

As LED technology matures, applications abound and burst upon the GILE scene. Apart from common lighting products, smart lighting and horticulture lighting also formed the focus of display for many suppliers. But behind the shines and shimmers of all those LED applications lay concealed a quiet but vital component: LED drivers. Taiwanese power supplier MEAN WELL may very well be the great demiurge of LED drivers, reaching worldwide fame with its brand and standard products and remaining at the vanguard of the turbulent and tumultuous LED industry. At GI...
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2019-05-29

MEAN WELL Launches ELGC-300-DA Series DALI 2 LED Power Supply

The ELGC-300-DA series is a newly developed LED driver with DALI 2 dimming function which can apply to intelligent dimming control interface and further increase the value of luminaires Besides, the ELGC-300 series adopts the constant power mode design to reduce the compatible issue. It is also equipped with 3 in 1, DALI 2 and programmable dimming functions. The isolation design between the output and dimming cables is added to enhance the safety of luminairy usage. ELGC-300 series is compliant with the latest safety regulation: IEC61347/ UL8750 and GB...
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2019-05-29

【TILS 2019】Rooted in Taiwan and Aim for the World —MEAN WELL Supports Multiple LED Lighting Applications

The 2019 Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) rounded off in the beginning of May. The show demonstrated that LED technology has delved deep into general lighting, and major LED lighting manufacturers have expanded to multiple niche applications. However, regardless of the changes and upgrades in applications, LED driver is always the core element of lighting and the heart of electronic application. As LED lighting moves towards differentiation and niche development, how will LED driver, the star behind the scenes, play to its strengths and keep up with th...
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2019-05-21

MEAN WELL Introduces XLG-150/200 Series LED Power Supply

To offer a complete product choice, the XLG-150/200 series (150/ 200W) was officially unveiled after the launch of XLG-25/50/75 /100 series (25/50/75 /10W). The whole series adopts constant power mode design, which is convenient for customers to design and adjust driver current for various LED light sources. Besides, adopting constant power and wide current range adjustable design, XLG series has other voltage output choices, such as 12V/24V output for constant voltage applications. L/M/H types output for constant current applications can fulfill customer’s d...
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2019-05-02

MEAN WELL Introduces How to Determine the Correct LED Driver Voltage Range for an LED Application

To select a LED driver with a proper voltage operating range (Constant Current region) may look fairly easy, but this article will explain that it is not that straight forward. Firstly, one has to realize that LED forward voltages are not identical from die to die. Secondly, the LED voltage varies when the junction temperature goes up or down. Since a correct working of the driver is crucial to the functionality and reliability of the lamp, it is worthwhile to look more into details of these factors which affect the LED voltage. This article explains the typical concerns o...
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2019-04-26

MEAN WELL Launches XLG-75/100 Series LED Power Supply

After MEAN WELL received good feedbacks form the market after the launch of XLG-25/50 series (25/50W), it officially unveiled the XLG-75/100 series (75/100W). With the constant power mode design and other advantages, it is believed that the XLG-75/100 series not only meets customers’ demands for medium wattage, but further facilitates various LED light sources design and current adjustment. In response to the miniaturization trend of the lighting fixture design, MEAN WELL R&D team expertly designed the XLG series, with a reduction of dimen...
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2019-04-25

Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against SATCO

Seoul Semiconductor filed a patent infringement lawsuit for infringement of its LED driver patents against SATCO Products (SATCO). Seoul Semiconductor claimed that SATCO is selling various LED lighting products that infringe 11 patents of Seoul Semiconductor’s LED driver technology, including U.S. Patent 7,081,722, U.S. Patent 9,807,828; U.S. Patent 8,513,899; and U.S. Patent 8,716,946. The asserted LED driver patents are widely used in replacement bulbs in the form of incandescent or fluorescent lamps, wall-mount lights, and ceiling ...
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2019-04-02

MEAN WELL Debuts XBG-160 Series 160W LED Power Supply

The XBG-160 series is a newly developed LED driver for high bay and outdoor luminaires applications. With its patented appearance and cutting-edge circuitry design, XBG series is believed to create a sensation. XBG-160 series adopts the MEAN WELL patented metal housing circular design (patent number CN201220314551). The constant power circuitry design of the XBG series enables users to easily adjust drive current and greatly reduce the SKU of models. In addition, AC input cable with waterproof connector and the general AC input cable are offered by op...
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2019-03-12

Infineon Introduces LED Driver for Smart Connections

The emerging trend of smart lighting and Internet of Things, requires a new generation of LED drivers. Infineon Technologies introduces the new member of its XDP™ LED series, the XDPL8221 for cost-effective dual-stage drivers with advanced features. This device combines a quasi-resonant PFC and a quasi-resonant flyback controller with primary side regulation together with a communication interface. A comprehensive set of configurable protection mechanisms (standard and sophisticated) ensure safe, reliable and robust LED driver for a large set of use cases. Th...
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2019-03-11

MEAN WELL Introduces PWM-60/90(DA) Series 60/90W DALI Dimming LED Driver

About two years ago, MEAN WELL decided to add DALI function to the current PWM style output LED Driver — PWM-120 series, which led to a wide and huge positive feedback from the market. To further satisfy customers’ demands, the DALI function is added to the current PWM-60/90 series, through which, we believe broader applications can be covered. PWM series is a PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) design with constant voltage output product which can operate with the regular LED soft strip for decoration application and further for any DC in...
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2019-03-06

MEANWELL Debuts FDHC-100 Series 100W Constant Power Output LED Driver

MEAN WELL is thrilled to introduce the new LED driver, FDHC-100 series. The release of FDHC -100 series means MEAN WELL offers wide product selection for our customer and our products can be applied to not only in the Indian market but other countries. FDHC-100 series is specially designed with AC input over voltage cut-off function for areas with unstable electricity supply. With such a function, the reliability of LED driver becomes higher and can even extend the lifetime of luminaires. There are two main output current for FDHC-100 series, inclu...
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2019-02-18

Products Releases: Environmental Lights Launches RGB LED Light Bar and Tridonic Introduces New LED Driver

US-based Environmental Lights announced its new RGB 160 Degree LED Light Bar for shallow backlighting applications. Each RGB 160 Degree LED Light Bar is equipped with six high power RGB LEDs for bright and consistent illumination. The light bars utilize an optical lens over each LED to ensure even distribution of light with a wide beam angle of 160 degrees. The wide beam angle of the RGB 160 Degree LED Light Bars enables users to illuminate shallow light boxes and reduce hotspots using fewer light bars. (Image: Environment Lights) Featured...
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2019-01-29

MEANWELL Introduces Constant Power Design of LED Driver

Driving LED by constant power mode has been a popular topic recently. Why do LEDs must be driven by the constant current? Why not with a constant power source? Before discussing the above issue, we have to understand why the LED must be driven by a constant current. As shown in Figure (a) LED I-V curve, when the LED forward voltage changed about 2.5%, the current through the LED will correspondingly change about 16%, and forward voltage of the LED is easily affected by junction temperature. The change of high and low temperature may even make the voltage chan...
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2018-12-12

Tridonic Introduces Control Software and EnOcean to Showcases Bluetooth Sensors for Lighting Control

Monitoring LED drivers and controlling lighting function have become critical with increasing applications of LED products. Lighting companies and system producers develop new solutions for meeting the needs of various operations. Tridonic launched a set of various software tools for optimizing production errors and EnOcean will display its wireless sensor and control system for LED lighting. Tridonic released companionSUITE, a dynamic set of various software tools for long-term process optimization. The software gathers information of LED drivers and provides lumi...
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2018-11-30

【TILS 2019】MEAN WELL Launches XLG-25/50 Series 25/50W Constant Power Mode LED Driver

For LED luminaires application, MEAN WELL officially releases the new generation waterproof LED driver series—XLG series. The whole XLG series, which has been highly expected by the market, covers from 25W to 250W. It can be used for LED Bay light/Street light/Horticulture lighting and flood light applications. XLG series applies the constant current and constant power design, which remarkably enhances the convenience of integrating model selection. The design of XLG Series makes the model selection easier and reduces the pressure of stock. (I...
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2018-11-29

Texas Instrument Reveals New LED Drivers with 29-kHz Dimming Frequency

Texas Instruments introduced a new family of LED drivers with integrated, independent color mixing, brightness control and a power-saving mode. The new family includes the LP5018, LP5024, LP5030 and LP5036 enable smooth, vivid color and reduce system power consumption. The devices are the industry's first to offer a 29-kHz dimming frequency, above human-audible range, to help designers of applications that use a human-machine interface, such as portable electronics, building automation and appliances, eliminate the noise typically heard when dimming lights. Additional...
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2018-10-26

Inventronics Plans to Invest in Mexico to Expand Its Presence in American

Chinese LED driver manufacturer Inventronics has announced its plan to set up a subsidiary in Mexico with Osmanthus Holding Limited to expand its operations in the market of America and meet the requirements of local production for its clients.
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2018-09-26

MagnaChip Release Mini LED Driver for Digital Signage

Korea-based semiconductor designer and manufacturer MagnaChip has announced that the company is offering a multi-channel Mini LED Driver to meet the demands of the rapidly growing digital signage market. 
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2018-09-20

MEAN WELL to Welcome Visitors at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair during October 27 - 30

The 20th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be staged from 27 to 30 October 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year, not only does MEAN WELL booth locate at 5th floor The LED & Green Lighting zone with booth No. 5C-D06, but we are also going to show up at 1st floor Hall of Aurora with booth No. 1C-D25 to present brand image as your reliable power partner. Welcome to visit us during the fair. 
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2018-09-14

MEAN WELL Launches ELG(C)-300 300W Constant Power Mode LED Driver

MEAN WELL now launches constant power mode ELGC-300(300W) series, a higher wattage option for Bay lighting/Street lighting and Flood lighting application.
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2018-08-10

MEAN WELL Debuts HBGC-300W Constant Power Mode LED Driver

MEAN WELL now launches HBGC-300 series (300W) which has the same circular housing design for Bay lighting and Flood lighting application to offer more choices for high wattage LED driver and design. With the circular housing design (patent No. CN 201220314551), LED driver matches with the lighting fixture in streamlined shape.
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2018-08-08

MEAN WELL Launches SPD-10-320S High Performance Surge Protection Device

In order to expand the surge protection device product line, MEAN WELL is releasing new surge protection device with high performance, SPD-10-320S. 
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2018-08-07

MEAN WELL Releases New LED Driver: ELG-100U/150U Series

MEAN WELL Releases New LED Driver: ELG-100U/150U Series, 100W~150W Universal Input Constant Voltage + Constant Current LED Driver
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2018-08-02

LED Drivers Designed to Simplify the Driving of Low-power Lighting Applications

Diodes Incorporated released a new series of automotive LED drivers to simply the driving of low-power lighting. The BCR4xxUQ series is designed to provide a total solution for automotive applications including puddle lighting, side markers and internal lighting covering ambient lights, instrument clusters and button backlighting.
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE