Bidirectional LEDs For AC Lighting

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Currently LED lighting using AC power source require a reactant component such as a capacitor or inductor to limit current without dissipating power. With capacitance (most popular method) a diode bridge is also required.

If LED manufacturers made LEDs with two in a package back to back, the LED can be used in AC circuits with less fuss. Also mounting direction would be eliminated.

Each LED would only be operating in a 50% duty cycle thus increasing life span.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Robert Falbo
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    individual
  • Profession:
    Engineer/Designer
  • Robert is inspired by:
    LED bulbs that failed due to internal componets
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