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Look how tiny this LED MR16 driver board is!

Our latest Dimmable MR16 Ultra Small LED Driver is smaller than ever - only 21.1mm long in fact! To achieve this size, we haven't compromised on any of features Indice customers know and love: this reference design features standard dimming, active temperature management and 85% efficiency. With a target power of up to 7W, this new class of ultra compact driver offers amazing performance in space constrained applications, enabling implementation into a greater range of LED lighting products. The Dimmable MR16 Ultra Small Driver fits into the stem of the lamp, so manufacturers are able to make an LED light which truly meets the halogen lamp compact ANSI form factor. To find out more about this reference design or to discuss how the Indice MR16 LED Driver IC might be integrated into your product design, contact us or our global distributor Future Electronics today. Our other reference designs include larger round driver boards, rectangular and square boards, as well as a reference design for a high power AR111 lamp. These reference designs can be used in conjunction with a variety of LEDs, including CREE, Citizen, Bridgelux and Lumiled, to name but a few. Indice reference designs assist lighting manufacturers to get their product to market faster, providing them not only with proven designs, but also whitepapers, gerber files and datasheets for easy integration of the Indice MR16 LED Driver IC into their product suite. View the specs for this and our other MR16 LED Driver reference designs here. Looking for Mains LED Driver reference designs? We have solutions for PAR38 lamps, undercabinet lighting and more here.

New LED MR16 Reference Designs

Indice has added two new MR16 LED PCB reference designs to its collection. The Dimmable MR16 Petite is a slightly larger version of the MR16 Ultra Small, however with a much larger power capability at 9W target power. At a size of 24.6mm diameter by 19.8mm, this board is suitable for use with a variety of CREE, Citizen, Bridgelux and Lumiled COBs. The Dimmable MR16 Round 25mm reference design is a smaller version of Indice's proven MR16 Round 32mm LED PCB. With a target power up to 8W and greater than 85% efficiency wrapped up in a 25mm diameter by 16.6mm design, this board is suitable for use with a variety of CREE, Citizen and Sharp COBs. Other MR16 reference designs available include PCBs for use in AR111 and 12V DC/AC lights. These production ready reference designs make designing your LED lights around the Indice LED Driver IC is easy. We have reference designs for both MR16 and Mains voltage LED lighting applications, which can be implemented straight away or customized to suit specific mechanical housing. All designs come with support documentation such as whitepapers, schematics and assembly drawings. The Indice LED Driver IC features deep dimming and global dimmer compatibility, extensive leading and trailing edge transformer compatibility, Active Temperature Management, high power factor and EMC compliance for the US, Europe and Australia. See our full range of MR16 LED PCB reference designs and suggested LEDs by clicking here. More information about the Indice LED Driver IC can be found here. We will also be releasing the next generation "G3" MR16 LED Driver IC later this year. Find out more about it here.

Global LED chip sales boom in 2013 predicted to continue

LED Lighting sales are on the rise and with it shipments of LED chips, reports Digitimes.  According to DisplaySearch, US$1.1 billion worth of LED lighting chips were sold in 2013. The firm predicts sales to reach US$3.4 billion in 2017 as consumer demand continues to grow. The LED chip market will continue to see an upward trajectory, despite waning sales in chips for LED back-lighting applications, such as display screens. "LED market observers have been expecting huge growth in the LED lighting market for a long time, and it's finally here," said Steven Sher of DisplaySearch. LED lighting technology's popularity is increasing partially because it contains no mercury, is more efficient than other existing lights and generally has a longer life span. Read the full Digitimes article here. Increasing demand for LED lighting products is good news for Indice, a designer and manufacturer of another crucial lighting component, LED Driver ICs. Both its Mains IC (INDICE0101) and MR16 IC (INDICE0002) have become a popular choice for lighting manufacturers due to its unique features. One of those features is Active Temperature Management, which allows the chip to regulate the operating temperature of the light, protecting the LED and electronics from overheating. This extends product life and means lights featuring the Indice Driver IC can also be installed inside sealed fixtures. Deep Dimming is also a feature of Indice's products. The Driver IC allows for smooth, flicker-free dimming and is compatible with most dimmers on the market globally. Indice's production-ready Mains and MR16 reference designs enable manufacturers to get their products on the market quickly and include supporting data such as application notes and white papers.  

Indice to exhibit at Strategies in Light 2014

Indice will be exhibiting at major US lighting expo and conference, Strategies in Light at the end of this month. Indice's display will include technology built around its industry-leading dimmable LED driver IC's. Mains voltage and low voltage LED lights using Indice driver technology benefit from Active Temperature Management, a unique feature which enables the lamp to monitor its operating temperature and adjust power accordingly. Active Temperature Management means long product life and enables lights to be installed even inside sealed fixtures. Driver IC's by Indice also benefit from ultra high power density, deep dimming (right down to 0%) and true compatibility with existing infrastructure. Few other LED driver IC's can boast such broad compatibility with leading and trailing edge dimmers and in the case of Indice's MR16 driver IC's, electronic and magnetic halogen transformers. Lighting manufacturers can also take advantage of Indice's Mains and MR16  reference design series. Reference designs decrease time to market for manufacturers seeking to use the Indice driver IC in their LED product. Including PCB designs, whitepapers, application notes and datasheets, these reference designs are production ready or can be customized to suit the manufacturer's own mechanicals. The Indice team will be at Strategies in Light from 25 - 27 February, located at booth 919. Strategies in Light has run for 15 years as the flagship companion event to the major industry publication, LEDs Magazine. With 200 exhibiting companies and nearly 5,000 attendees  last year, Strategies in Light has cemented its place as one of the world's largest and longest-running LED and lighting trade shows and conferences. To find out how you can attend, visit http://www.strategiesinlight.com/register.html.

Indice Exhibiting Dimmable LED Solutions at Strategies in Light 2013

Indice will be exhibiting at Strategies in Light at the Santa Clara convention centre, Santa Clara, CA USA from February 12 – 14 2013 at booth 906 On display will be a selection of our latest dimmable LED solutions based on Indice LED Driver IC’s for low voltage and line voltage (mains) applications: Dimmable MR16 LED Driver board reference designs - suitable for low voltage applications such as MR16 and AR111 Dimmable AC Mains LED Driver board reference designs - suitable for 110V & 230V line voltage applications LED Driver IC’s: INDICE0002, INDICE0101 Private Label Lamps and Drivers High Power LED Solutions   For more details on Indice LED Driver IC’s and LED Driver reference designs, please see our website at www.indicetech.com or contact us at sales@indice.com.au About Indice Indice is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to R&D of advanced power control technology which is suited to a range of applications including lighting, high performance audio amplifiers, and micro-inverters. Our solutions are developed around patented technology which enables many benefits over traditional power control schemes including active temperature management, active power management, high performance and high power density, typically reducing the required PCB size. Our product portfolio includes dimmable LED driver IC’s for MR16 (12VAC) and mains voltage (110V & 230V) solutions, driver boards and reference designs for turnkey manufacture. Indice LED driver IC’s are at the heart of each LED driver reference design we develop. Our flexible product offerings for MR16 and mains voltage LED drivers enable rapid time-to-market for customers wanting to develop their own LED product no matter what level of in-house expertise they have. Indice reference designs come in a variety of form factors to suit an array of lamp sizes and shapes. Designed [...]