LONDON LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) has said it has developed an AC LED capable of 150 lumens per watt, surpassing the luminous efficiency of DC LEDs. The company said the LED will be part of its Acriche range and begin production in Q4 2010.
Seoul Semiconductor added that it has begun mass-production of its AC-powered LED lamp, which has an efficacy of 100 lumens per watt.
The European Union began enforcing a ban on the sale of incandescent light bulbs of more than 100 watts in September 2009.
Acriche LEDs are more efficient than halogen lamps, incandescent light bulbs and fluorescent lamps and can be driven by alternating current without the need for an AC-DC converter, Seoul said.