Fulham Co., Inc. of Hawthorne, California USA, announced the release of universal voltage versions of its DirectAC direct-drive LED units. While the company released the DirectAC LED Engines earlier this year in a 120V, the Fulham has now released the same LED engine with integrated driver in a new unit that can support power ratings from 120 to 277 volts.
Fulham engineered the DirectAC LED Engine with the driver integrated on the circuit board. This integration results in a cost-efficient, highly reliable lighting solution with a very low profile, according to the company. The LED lighting engine is suitable for use in ceiling luminaires or wall sconces, either as retrofits or for new lighting installations.
Now, with universal voltage support, the company says that the same DirectAC LED Engine can be utilized in almost any setting. The Universal DirectAC LED Engine is suitable for both open and enclosed luminaires, as well as luminaires with plastic and glass lenses.
DirectAC LED Engines Suitable for Retrofits or New Installations
“More of our customers are working on large construction and retrofit projects with multiple luminaire types, so we are seeing more demand for one-size-fits-all LED light kits,” said Edwin Reyes, Product Director, LED Light Sources, for Fulham. “The Universal DirectAC LED Engine is designed to provide a single, self-contained, low-profile lighting solution that can be installed anywhere in five to 10 minutes.”
The DirectAC LED Engines come in 10, 15W, 23W, and 34W round designs as well as a 15W, 4 by 7-inch rectangular model. The LED Engines feature a lumen maintenance of L70>54,000 hours, with a color consistency of 3 SDCM. They come in variety of color temperatures with an 80 CRI and come in models with up to 90 CRI, making them a suitable replacement for fluorescents. The units are leading/trailing edge dimmable from 100 down to 10 percent brightness.
To reduce flicker, the DirectAC Engines employ additional circuitry for use with 50/60 Hz power lines. At line voltage, flicker is under 30 percent, thereby meeting the CEC requirement for low flicker. All the LED engine units can operate in dry and damp locations, indoors or outdoors. The units are ENERGY STAR® Luminaire 2.0 listed and both cURus, cULus Classified. So, they qualify for most rebate programs.