LEDs and their components have featured in the annual EDN Hot 100 for several years. Their presence in this prestigious list confirms the value of LED technology to electronics and business.
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At the end of each year, EDN compiles a list of products the editors and readers believe are the best of the past 12 months. LEDs, and the electronic parts required for LED lighting systems, make regular appearances in these Hot 100 lists.
Philips Lumileds' LUXEON Rebel LEDs were in EDN's 2009 Hot 100.
The performance specs of the LUXEON LEDs impressed EDN. These enable the light output and reliability of the bulbs to be consistent even at extreme temperatures.
Top LEDs of 2010
A year later, EDN placed Cree's XLamp MPL EasyWhite LEDs in the Hot 100.
The LEDs in the XLamp deliver enough light output to match a 75-watt halogen bulb. The power the XLamp consumes however, is 78% less than its halogen equivalent.
The other benefit of the XLamp is the uniform colour of its LEDs. Light manufacturers have struggled in the past to match the colour outputs of individual LED bulbs. XLamp technology eliminates the need for this matching process.
LEDs in the 2011 Hot 100
The 2011 EDN Hot 100 featured five LED components: two drivers, a lighting controller, an LED array and an open shunt protector. Each of these reflects the innovative work confirming LEDs as the best lighting option for home and commercial use.