Seoul Semiconductor announced the release of a new LED light engine with Acrich 3 technology on August 27, 2014. The new light engine is comprised of an LED module with Acrich MJT 5050 series LED, Acrich3 IC technology, and a heat sink and secondary optics. The Acrich light engine does not require a complex AC/DC converter and can be operated directly from the AC mains which simplifies designs, reduces component count and improves on the reliability of the luminaire. This new 30W Acrich light engine delivers a typical luminous flux of 3000 lumens at 120VAC operation at 5000K corresponding to a typical efficiency of 100 lumens per watt. When operated in a power compensation mode the Acrich3 technology can adapt to variations in the line-voltage as great as 20% and still deliver power-level regulation within 5% to ensure uniformity of the light output.
The new Acrich3 solution enables smart lighting control systems where the Acrich3 technology can interface through a wide variety of wireless networks such as IEEE 802.15.4, WiFi, and Bluetooth to control dimming, and further optimize on energy savings. This IP67 light engine is available in various color temperatures and beam patterns.
Seoul Semiconductor Executive Vice President of Lighting sales division, Jay Kim has stated that, “The payback period for streetlights can be significantly reduced with this new Acrich light engine. By eliminating AC/DC converters in streetlights, maintenance costs can be lowered and reliability can be improved without compromising on price, quality and energy savings to dramatically improve the lighting experience for customers. This product will enable the market to come up with the next generation of high quality, energy efficient and competitively priced LED lamps.”