The Top 10 Most Popular LED Lighting Technical Articles of 2014

The Top 10 Most Popular LED Lighting Technical Articles of 2014

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Here as a countdown in reverse order are the top ten most popular Power Management technical articles of 2014. Check the list to see if you missed any during last year.

10. How to design an efficient MeMS-based pico-projector

Carlos Lopez of Texas Instruments considers how to design an efficient MeMS-based pico-projector.

9. Are your LEDs electrically overstressed? Part I

Yankun Fu identified the transient conditions that are benign to LED components and those that can induce electrical overstress (EOS) and catastrophic failure and suggested some ways to minimize the potential for EOS.

8. Flicker and dimmer challenges in LED lamp design

Scott Brown of iWatt Inc  examined dimmer compatibility and flicker issues.

7. Sine/cosine-to-digital conversion: Methods and design challenges

Joachim Quasdorf considered some of the methods and design challenges posed by sine/cosine-to-digital conversion techniques.

6. How-to design LED signage and LED matrix displays – Part 1

Masashi Nogawa of Texas Instruments took a detailed look at the essential technical principles of LED display systems and the engineering considerations required to design them using arrays of discrete LED lamps.

5. Lower-cost LED lighting by design

Steve Alcock of Arrow Electronics considered a lower-cost approach to LED lighting design.

4. How to make LED bulbs dimmable

Peter Green of International Rectifier reflected on methods to make LED bulbs dimmable.

3. How to develop Z-Wave Devices

In third spot is an article from Christian Pätz which described the development process for hardware, SoC firmware, host communication and the certification with a good overview of how to get started developing products for the Z-Wave ecosystem.

2. What you should know about HBLEDs – and nobody will tell you – Part 1

The runner up for 2014 is Ed Rodriguez with a 2-partarticle that  considered some of the aspects of the HBLED lighting market that are not often evident.

1. Power Factor and Solid State Lighting – Implications, Complications and Resolutions

The most popular LED lighting article of 2014 was written by Hubie Notohamiprodjo of iWatt Inc who noted that while regulations dictate power factor requirements for solid state lighting, designers need to incorporate power factor correction circuits into the driver design.

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