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Low-Cost Drive Circuit for AC-Direct LED Lamps

Low-Cost Drive Circuit for AC-Direct LED Lamps This paper proposes a drive circuit for ac-direct LED lamps. The proposed circuit consists only of a line filter, an LED bridge, a load inductor, a bidirectional switch, and a switch-control circuit. The switch connects the LED bridge to the power line directly. Each leg of the LED bridge consists of LEDs and a protection diode, all connected in series. The load inductor limits the bridge current. The switch operates at a zero current switching condition, so the circuit has high power efficiency. The circuit can operate at a free-volt input condition ( 85 <; Vin,rms <; 265 V). For all input voltage conditions the circuit had PE > 89%, luminous efficiency ~90 lm/W, power factor >0.9, and 120-Hz flicker index ~0.3. The circuit satisfies the IEC 61000-3-2 Class C and the EN 55015 regulations. The proposed LED driver is well suited for use in household LED lamps.

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