Size Matters – Small Form Factors Drivers to Support Flicker-Free Airy and Artistic Luminary Design
As consumers become more sensitive to the quality lighting, a new metric is appearing: flickering. We’ll take a look at the flickering of conventional direct AC (driver on board) and DC driver systems for general lighting applications. Besides flickering, size and weight of drivers are increasingly important to support lighting designers achieving slim and light luminary designs. In the past, direct AC drivers could support a light design, but compromised on flickering. DC drivers can help to reduce flickering, but are quite heavy and bulky. With new integrated drivers, the advantages of flicker-free and slim and light drivers can be combined in one products. This may allow designers greater freedom in design, while maintaining a high level of light quality.