An Alternative Approach to LED Driver Design Based on High-Voltage Driving

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Author(s)

  • C. S. Wong
  • K. H. Loo
  • Y. M. Lai
  • Martin H.L. Chow
  • Chi K. Tse

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number2434496
Pages (from-to)2465-2475
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Volume31
Issue number3
Online published18 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This paper discusses an alternative approach to designing LED drivers based on high-voltage operation. Compared with the conventional approach of driving LEDs with low voltage and high current, the alternative approach aims to deliver the same power to LED load with high voltage and low current so that small and nonelectrolytic capacitor can be used. High-voltage operation also facilitates the use of simple PFC preregulators such as boost or SEPIC converters as single-stage LED drivers. This paper begins with the derivation of the relationship between the nominal output voltage and output capacitor's size of a PFC preregulator for achieving a given output voltage ripple's size, followed by a review of the recently emerged high-voltage LED packages suitable for the proposed application. This paper also discusses the flicker and colorimetric performances of LED light sources under the influence of large current ripple when nonelectrolytic capacitor is used. The method of third-harmonic current injection to the input current of LED drivers is also incorporated as an option for further reducing the output capacitor's size while meeting a specified flicker limit. Finally, a design example of high-voltage LED driver based on a boost PFC preregulator with third-harmonic current injection is presented and verified experimentally.

Research Area(s)

  • Harmonic injection, High-voltage LED (HVLED), Light-emitting diode (LED), Single-stage LED driver

Citation Format(s)

An Alternative Approach to LED Driver Design Based on High-Voltage Driving. / Wong, C. S.; Loo, K. H.; Lai, Y. M. et al.

In: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2434496, 03.2016, p. 2465-2475.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review