Flicker and dimmer challenges in LED lamp design

June 01, 2012 // By Scott Brown
The solid-state lighting (SSL) industry is in a state of excitement mixed with trepidation. With the obvious need for more efficient lighting than traditional incandescent bulbs, key market drivers are converging in favor of LED-based SSL lighting: environmental concerns, energy costs and legislation.

But lamp designers still have their work cut out to address issues such as operating life, dimmer compatibility and the flicker caused by both line frequency and the way some LED drivers interact with dimmers. This article will examine dimmer compatibility and the flicker issue.

Read the full article on page 20 of our May digital edition.