A Study on the Working Performance of Dimming Methods for Single- and Multichip Power LEDs

Kiyak I.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHOTOENERGY, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2012/513768


Light emitting diodes (LEDs) have many positive features, such as long life, low power consumption, and high luminous efficacy. Consequently, they are very attractive for use in many applications. Also, the use of LEDs ensures energy savings. Power LEDs have increasingly been used for general lighting via multichip module technology. The output of power LEDs should be controlled to obtain life and illuminance values in catalog. In this study, the effects of different dimming methods are investigated for single- and multichip LEDs. To achieve this aim, pulse width modulation (PWM) and current variation (CV) dimming methods are applied to single and multichip power LEDs during ten stages of dimming. A current-regulated DC source is used for current variation (CV) dimming, and a driver designed by the researcher is used for pulse width modulation (PWM) dimming. Moreover, all of the applications are made for active and passive cooling. Finally, the results are compared.