Designing SSL retrofit lamps and remote driver luminaires that exceed fifty thousand hour lifetime  is a considerable hurdle in the design process. We will look to dispel the myths of poor SSL driver reliability and short lifetime performance. NXP is working on the 50K hour MTBF challenge and will address the design principles that should be applied when designing for long life and reliability.

What will attendees learn:

  1.  How to separate the rhetoric from reality when discussing SSL Luminaire reliability.
  2. What are the key design requirements in SSL Drivers development
  3. What does a real world SSL driver FEMA say about the failure modes
  4. How to achieve 50K operational life when designing a SSL Diver for integral lamp and Remote Driver SSL applications.

Michael Peña, SSL Applications Manager, NXP
Mike manages the SSL Applications Group based in Cary North Carolina, where his team focuses on developing system level solutions for a variety of LED lighting applications.  The team uses the extensive semiconductor portfolio of NXP Semiconductors, developing solutions for retrofit lamps, stand alone drivers for residential, commercial and industrial lighting applications. Michael received a BSEE from University of Alabama, Huntsville (UAH) in1985. He started as an FAE at Philips Semiconductors in 1991. Mike has held multiple field and product development roles in the company.