Dimmable LED-based MR16 lighting apparatus and methods

  • US 7,358,679 B2
  • Filed: 03/31/2005
  • Issued: 04/15/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • at least one LED;

    a housing in which the at least one LED is disposed, the housing including at least one connection to engage mechanically and electrically with a conventional MR16 socket; and

    at least one controller coupled to the housing and the at least one LED and configured to receive first power from an alternating current (A.C.) dimmer circuit, the A.C. dimmer circuit being controlled by a user interface to vary the first power, the at least one controller further configured to provide second power to the at least one LED based on the first power.

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