Special Issue "Latest Developments in LED Drivers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
LEDs are increasingly becoming our main source of artificial light in many applications (e.g., street lighting, automotive, residential lighting). This is due to the excellent characteristics of LEDs: Long lifetime, low maintenance requirement, environmental friendliness, luminous efficiency, controllability in both light and color, lack of warm-up period, and reliability.
Due to the fact that LEDs are diodes, it is necessary to control their DC forward current. The piece of equipment fulfilling this task is the called LED drivers. It is important that they do not limit the LED benefits and performances. Therefore, LED drivers must be efficient, compact, and they must operate with a wide input voltage range, comply with very strict regulations, dispose the most limiting component in terms of lifetime that are electrolytic capacitors, and adequately control the output current in order to achieve dimming and equalizing. These requirements have made the driving of LED lamps a challenging topic in power electronics.
The main objective of this Special Issue is to collect the latest developments in LED drivers. Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions for review and for publication in this Special Issue. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Modeling of LED lamps and LED drivers;
- Efficient AC–DC and DC–DC LED drivers;
- Power factor correction in AC–DC LED drivers;
- AC–DC flicker-free LED drivers without electrolytic capacitor;
- EMI/EMC issues in LED drivers;
- Efficient dimming in LED drivers;
- Efficient current equalizing in multiarray LED lamps;
- Digital control applied to LED drivers;
- Significant trends in LED lighting applications: Display, indoor, outdoor, architectural, automotive, visible light communication systems, horticulture, etc.
Prof. Dr. Diego Gonzalez Lamar
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