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A breakthrough LED driver that brings a smaller, cheaper, lighter and more environmentally friendlysolution to the LED lighting industry.

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "NRGDriver" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy)
2. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2018-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    NRGLED HOLDING B.V. NL (UTRECHT) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Since its inception, LEDs are driven by a constant voltage or current with some compensation for temperature fluctuations. As the power grid works on alternating current, a rectifier circuit is required, in virtually all cases combined with a DC convertor. This type of circuitry is constructed along the principles of a switched mode power supply, which requires a reactance. In short: current LED lamps contain complex constructed technologies, which limits lifetime, reduces design versatility and increases costs.

We take a different approach. NRGDriver is built by discrete components and semiconductors. The size of the solution does not grow with increasing power requirements and it comprises only about 10 components: less components means less cost, less failure and less waste of energy. While current drivers are considered to be the Achilles’ heel for LED lighting, the concept of NRGDriver offers a breakthrough in LED driver technologies, making possible the same revolution in size, function and cost as happened to mobiles phones – but now in 1 jump.

So far, we have invested more than €1.5M into the development of the NRGDriver to ensure its robustness and efficiency. We now seek further investments of about €1.45M. This sum will allow us to surpass the so-called “valley of death” and reach commercialization.

The proposed work in Phase 1 of the SME instrument fits into our overall plan to reach the market by contributing the financial resources needed to plan a fast sound wider deployment of NRGDriver and its market uptake.

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