Power Integrations Launches New Reference Design for High-Power LED-Lighting Applications

Power Integrations today announced a new reference design for LED streetlights, high-bay lights and other high-power LED-lighting applications. The new design, RDR-382, describes a constant current, 43 V (nominal), 150 W reference power supply for 90-265 VAC solid-state lighting, utilizing Power Integrations HiperPFS™-2 PFC controller ICs and HiperLCS™ integrated LLC power stage ICs.

EPA Finalizes 2015 Most Efficient Criteria

The U.S. EPA recently announced the final efficiency requirements for their 2015 ENERGY STAR Most Efficient (ME) program. The 2015 program is expected to deliver significant energy savings compared to conventional products. To learn more about the Most Efficient program and to get product-by-product details, read Mr. Green's latest blog.

Mr. Green Reports on Recent EC Ecodesign Updates

In this week's blog, Mr. Green discusses what's been happening with the European Commission's Ecodesign Directive. Changes are underway with the next 2-year Working Plan, lighting products, televisions, and more. To learn the latest, visit the Green Room.

U.S. DOE Considers Computer Efficiency Standard

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently initiated a rulemaking and data collection process to consider establishing energy conservation standards for consumer computer systems. As part of the process, the harmonization with some of the metrics found in current ENERGY STAR programs are being evaluated. To learn more, read Mr. Green's blog.