The advantages LEDs bring to lighting applications, such as downlights, are numerous. These include extended operating hours compared to traditional bulbs, flexibility in design, high quality light output, and most importantly energy savings. This paper describes the benefits LEDs and their solutions bring to downlight applications. Moreover, it demonstrates how the expertise of Future Lighting Solutions combined with NXP’s high performance AC-DC LED driver IC’s can provide a comprehensive solution that offers an ideal solution for lighting applications.