2014 Volume 11 Issue 19 Pages 20140810
In this letter, a new simple circuitry LED driver with current reduction is proposed, realized and experimentally validated. The proposed circuit comprises with very few components intended for making a cost-effective and compact design while still shows a high performance. The circuit reduces non-conducting time of LEDs to enhance power factor (PF) and total harmonic distortion (THD). The flicker can also be relatively reduced. By using current limiter cells, lighting variation is eliminated with respect of the variation of AC input voltage. A worst case of a 4 W with only two LED-strings driver is implemented and tested by using a 1 um 650 V-BCDMOS high voltage process to verify advantageous characteristics of the suggested scheme. Experimental results demonstrate a PF of 0.97 with a THD of 24.62% and an efficiency of 87.1% at a 220 V AC supply.