Patent Number: 8,816,598

Title: Circuit and method for driving a luminous means

Abstract: A circuit for driving a luminous means is provided. The circuit may include a driver circuit having an input and an output, wherein the output of the driver circuit is connected to the luminous means; and a detector circuit, on the basis of which, depending on an input signal of the driver circuit, a capacitor can be connected to the output of the driver circuit or to the input of the driver circuit.

Inventors: Dilger; Richard (Munich, DE)

Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung

International Classification: G05F 1/00 (20060101); H05B 41/36 (20060101); H05B 39/04 (20060101); H05B 37/02 (20060101); H05B 39/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018