SAN JOSE, USA: Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced that WAC Lighting, a leading manufacturer and designer of track, recessed, undercabinet, decorative and monorail lighting, has selected Cypress’s EZ-Color high-brightness LED (HBLED) controllers to control the LEDs in its new color-changing tape light system.
Based on Cypress’s flexible PSoC programmable system-on-chip, the EZ-Color solution enabled WAC Lighting designers to quickly introduce the energy-efficient INVISILED PALETTE system to the display and accent lighting markets.
INVISILED PALETTE uses the CY8CLED02 EZ-Color controller to manage red, green and blue diodes to create unique color-changing capabilities. With EZ-Color’s patent-pending PrISM (Precise Illumination Signal Modulation) technology, the color changes are programmed in a constant, smooth transition with adjustable speed among the three colored diodes and can be stopped at any point for a custom color effect.
The PrISM modulation technology also significantly reduces low-frequency flicker and radiated electro-magnetic interference (EMI)—common problems in LED lighting designs.
"The Cypress EZ-Color solution provided us the flexibility and ease-of-use of the PSOC architecture while integrating the color mixing algorithms we required for our INVISILED PALETTE system,” said Shelley Wang, President of WAC Lighting and the 2009 recipient of the Residential Lighting Industry Leadership Award. "The smooth color-changing effects of the EZ-Color solution help PALETTE stand out from the competition.”
“WAC Lighting’s innovative LED lighting systems are a great showcase for Cypress’s EZ-Color family,” said Curtis Davis, vice president of Cypress’s PowerPSoC Division. “The PALETTE system shows how our EZ-Color solution streamlines design with HBLEDs while also bringing smart lighting effects to the market.”