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This paper proposes a novel single-stage ac-to-dc light-emitting-diode (LED) driver circuit. A buck-boost power factor (PF) corrector is integrated with a flyback converter. A recycling path is built to recover the inductive leakage energy. In this way, the presented circuit can provide not only high PF and low total harmonic distortion but also high conversion efficiency and low switching voltage spikes. Above 0.95 PF and 90% efficiency are obtained from an 8-W LED lamp driver prototype.