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What is CCFL?
Cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) have a cathode element that is not independently heated. If sufficient voltage is present, electrons can be stripped even out of a cathode operating at ambient temperature. Most cold cathode devices use mercury or other hazardous heavy metal vapours for ionisation.
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2011-02-03 UBA2024B CFL ballast up to 120 V (AC) without voltage doubler
Learn about the design process of a CFL ballast for mains voltages from 100 V (AC) to 120 V (AC).
2009-01-20 Trouble in CFL land
These little wonders of engineering have improved the efficacy of lighting over the incandescent bulb by quite a bit, but are still relatively expensive and have serious issues with lighting systems and dimmers.
2013-10-29 Smart lighting CFL universal large signal board
Learn how to create a smart lighting CFL lamp application.
2004-12-07 Procedures to design 220VAC CFL solutions with the IR2520D
This app note explains how to design CFL ballasts and 220VAC input using the IR2520D ballast control HVIC.
2004-12-07 Procedures to design 120VAC CFL solutions with the IR2520D
This app note explains how to design CFL ballasts and 120VAC input using the IR2520D ballast control HVIC.
2010-11-09 New CFL driver ICs enable better power management, longer lifetimes
NXP launches new CFL driver ICs for 230V and 110V fluorescent lamps
2004-08-19 IR rolls out reference design for CFL ballasts
International Rectifier introduced three compact fluorescent lamp ballast reference designs for the IR2520D.
2010-05-26 CFL drivers enable energy-efficient bulbs
NXP Semiconductors has released two new generations of compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) light bulb drivers and controllers, based on its GreenChip technology.
2012-03-26 CFL driver ICs flaunt deep dimming down to 2%
NXP's UBA2026x and UBA2027x are based on the GreenChip technology, accelerating warm-up times to full brightness up to a factor of five.
2009-11-03 CFL driver extends lifetime beyond 15,000 hrs
specifications are emerging for CFLS such as better color, faster start-up, better dimming and longer life.
2011-08-08 CFL bulb teardownWhat makes it a green solution?
Here's a product tear down that focuses on a dimmable CFL demonstration lamp made by Chinese manufacturer, Baishi.
2007-07-06 Ballast ICs save space in CFL, LFL lightning apps
Fairchild Semiconductor introduces FAN7710/FAN7711 devices that promise to save board space and reduce component count in CFL/LFL lighting applications.
2011-03-25 18 W CFL design using UBA2024 app devt tool and app examples
The UBA2024 is an integrated half-bridge power IC, designed for use in an integrated/sealed CFL at lamp output powers up to 22 W.
2014-06-11 Techniques for enabling dimmable LED bulbs
Many LED lamps are advertised as dimmable, however in reality the performance of many of them is unimpressive with varying results depending on the dimmer used and loading of the circuit.
2010-11-05 NXP expects growth in lights, NFC
NXP is building capacity in some manufacturing sites, according to CEO Rick Clemmer, despite closing wafer fabs and being constrained in manufacturing capacity in some areas.
2011-12-01 Lighting accounts for 18-20% of global energy use
The lighting technology market will see strong growth of LEDs due to its energy efficiency and long operational life.
2012-12-17 LED market to reach $11B this year
IMS Research predicted that by 2015 the LED market will reach $13.5 billion, with $5.8 billion in lighting (doubling in three years) and $7.7 billion in other areas.
2004-07-06 IR ballast control IC increases lamp reliability
IR introduced a CFL ballast control IC that can adapt to changing supply voltage, frequency and lamp conditions to increase lamp life and reliability.
2013-01-17 High-efficacy LED downlight beams 1000 lumens of CRI light
The R6-10L's performance of 1000 lumens of 90+ CRI light while achieving 90 lumens per watt is achieved by combining Cree's TrueWhite Technology with an integrated driver.
2008-11-14 Control ICs hasten dimming capacity for CFLs
The IRS2530D and IRS2538D 600V ballast-control ICs from International Rectifier plan to modify that by offering easy to design-in, effective dimming for CFL ballast circuits.
2013-03-12 Analyst: Smart lighting market to hit $6.7M by 2018
MarketsandMarkets revealed that there is growing demand for smart lighting solutions that include LED, fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps and high intensity discharge lamps.
2016-01-14 'Light recycling' enables power-efficient incandescent bulbs
MIT and Purdue University researchers have come up with a two-stage process to make incandescent bulbs as efficient as compact fluorescent and LED bulbs.
2008-10-09 'Green' energy emerging from two lighting systems
Despite the attention drawn on other sources of energy to increase available power, some measures are targeted to the conservation of energy. Along with "making more," the energy challenge is also aimed at "using less."
2011-04-05 GE eyes energy efficiency with halogen-CFLs
The halogen element inside GE's halogen-CFL bulbs instantly switches on then turns off once the CFL achieves full brightness.
2013-01-28 Femtosecond laser targets multi-photon microscopy
The Carmel CFL-05RFF0 offers 780nm, 500mW of power, 10nJ of pulse energy and less than 100fs pulse widths.
2011-11-14 Exploring greener lighting options
Learn how to thrive in the future filled with LEDs and how to optimize today's CFL technology for better performance.
2010-06-04 18W single-stage offline LED driver
There is a large potential market for residential application of solid-state lighting (SSL), and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) retro-fit is one of them.
2012-06-26 Transition to LED lamps to bring massive savings globally
IMS research finds that transitioning lighting needs to LEDs could generate over $100 billion in savings.
2011-01-19 The future is high-performance mixed signal
NXP Semiconductor's Rick Clemmer sees mixed-signal semiconductors as the main growth area enabling four major trends that are driving growth: energy efficiency, personalized healthcare, mobility and security.
2010-08-11 Richard Clemmer talks about NXP's IPO
NXP Chairman and CEO Richard Clemmer shared that NXP Semiconductor's stock, which opened on NASDAQ last week, is being received quite well.
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