Mackwell Electronics Ltd
Mackwell – Size IS Everything

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Leading lighting technology solutions provider Mackwell has developed a revolutionary Solid State Driver (SSD) that provides a unique way to harness the power of LED’s. The new SSD technology enables dramatic miniaturisation of LED drivers by creating an integrated onboard ASIC with no electrolytic components, that sits directly on the LED light engine. The resulting product is more durable, efficient and reliable, with an extremely high performance and longevity.

Mackwell SSD technology has been employed in a range of fully solid state, self-ballasted LED module solutions and uses LED AC direct technology without the need for complicated circuits, inductors or capacitors used in SMPS or AC/DC LED drivers. Because the chip sits on the LED engine, mains power can be supplied direct, without the need for a standard LED driver.

The compact proportions of the device allows incorporation in low profile designs whilst offering all the benefits of a much larger unit, including high efficiency >90%, high power factor >0.95, THD 15%, low in-rush current and dimming 1 – 10%. Mackwell also provides support and consultancy services to enable OEM’s to realise the full potential and maximise the design potential that SSD technology offers.

As part of Mackwell’s total lighting technology strategy, investment in R & D has been at the forefront of the company’s operation, allowing many innovative LED solution to be brought to the market. With this in mind, Mackwell will be offering a range of standard form sized SSD LED light engines, in addition to providing assistance for manufacturers wishing to make their own bespoke designs.

Mackwell – Lighting the way with innovation

Founded in 1979, Mackwell Electronics is a leading innovator in energy-efficient LED lighting and controls, delivering cutting-edge technology to the global lighting industry. The company’s product portfolio encompasses world-class LED lighting modules and drivers, LED modules and luminaires for emergency lighting and DALI emergency lighting test and monitoring systems. A bespoke design and development service is also available.

As an international company, with offices in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates, Mackwell understands that different regions have their own lighting specifications and requirements. The company is therefore committed to working closely with clients and supply chain partners to deliver the best value solutions that meet each customer’s precise needs.

R&D At the heart of Mackwell’s extensive R&D programme is an ENEC-approved laboratory at the company’s 37,000m2 development and production facility in Walsall, UK. This is the foundation of the superior photometric performance, optical design, quality and reliability that are the hallmarks of Mackwell products.

All new developments are subject to rigorous testing, including testing of customers’ luminaires for use with Mackwell components. Standard testing regimes include thermal performance, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and harmonics.

All testing is further verified by TÜV to ensure independent validation of product performance. Mackwell is also a member of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA), providing access to the LIA’s laboratories where there is a requirement for special testing.

State-of-the-art production

Mackwell manufactures high quality products utilising the latest surface mount technology, capable of up to 21,000 components per hour (CPH). Manufacturing processes are audited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008.

Total peace of mind

All Mackwell products are subject to rigorous quality control to ensure complete peace of mind for customers. Both automated and 100% full functional testing is carried out on each product to ensure they work first time and every time. This includes the application of a recently installed Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) system for enhanced visual inspection.