Seoul Semiconductor to launch AC LEDs

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Seoul Semiconductor, a leading global LED manufacturer, announced yesterday that it will introduce the first 100 lm/W AC LED light source during the first quarter of 2010.

Claiming 25% greater efficiency than existing LED light products, this latest offering from Seoul Semiconductor's Acriche brand will be available for sampling by March 1. It will be supported with a global marketing campaign.
 
Seoul Semiconductor, says it  has pioneered development and manufacturing of next-generation LED light sources since 1992, notes that Acriche outlasts incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, and due to its long-life is less costly to use than traditional lighting methods.
 
Like other Acriche products, the new 100 lm/W LED needs no AC-DC converter. Additionally, it generates less than 1/10th the carbon emissions of an incandescent bulb, an important consideration in meeting new regulatory standards in markets worldwide.

Seoul Semiconductor's main product, Acriche, is an AC-driven semiconductor light source. Because the LED does not require a converter; it is more energy- and cost-efficient than DC LEDs.

In addition, Acriche is officially recognized for its safety, having acquired CE and TUV certifications as well as UL certification in the United States due to the reliability of its electronic parts.

Acriche is easy to install. In addition, with a life span of more than 35,000 hours, Acriche LEDs meet Energy Star requirements for indoor and outdoor solid state lighting.