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Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2019 PROJECT  FINISHED 

LEDLUM develops a highly integrated very cost competitive light engine technology platform for Solid State Lighting (SSL) connected directly to the electrical power grid. The new platform reduces size by 90%, material cost by more than 50% and losses by 20% compared to state-of-the-art solutions. Further LED-Drivers are the limiting factor for SSL Engines in reliability, lifetime and maintenance. The root cause is the electrolytic capacitor; whose removal is essential to increase the lifetime of LED drivers to match the LEDs (100.000 hrs). This is not practically possible with existing components and circuits, but combining the very high frequency (VHF=30-300MHz) technology with innovative energy-storage-concepts enable LEDLUM to achieve this. Based on this new VHF-approach LEDLUM uses embedding technology for both magnetic and capacitive components, hence enabling integration of light-source and driver/control-electronics on the same substrate.In 2020 the European LED-luminaire market will grow to €9B. and the corresponding LED-driver market to approx. €820M. LEDLUM addresses the size-driven and low-to-medium power luminaires with a potential of €90M.This will generate additional business and employees in Europe, as the LEDLUM-approach replaces the older technology made in other countries, which increasingly swash into Europe. The impact is even bigger if the European companies address the potential of €350M worldwide. To achieve these highly ambitious goals, LEDLUM unites leading players in the field of VHF, integration, LED-Driver and light-fixture-design from science and industry in a well-balanced and intensive collaboration. The drastic size reduction enabled by the innovative technology platform in LEDLUM is a direct response to the “Breakthrough in miniaturization of SSL light engines and systems” contained in the RIA of the ICT29 call. By developing the world’s smallest Light Engine, LEDLUM establish Europe as the world leading innovator in SSL solutions.

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