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19th June 2023 News
Introduction

LED drivers are an essential component to modern lighting systems. They provide a constant flow of power to the LED lights, ensuring that they perform at their optimal levels while maintaining reliability and longevity. It’s essential to connect all LED strip lights with a driver, with the only exception being LED lighting that is specifically designed to be controlled by a mains power supply – for example, mains voltage tape or LED bulbs.

The market for LED drivers is experiencing significant growth due to the rising popularity of LED lights in various applications, including outdoor, automotive, industrial, and horticultural lighting. Additionally, governments across the globe have initiated smart city projects that prioritize technological advancements and ecological living spaces. Sustainable lighting is a critical component of these initiatives, driving demand for IoT-based smart lighting solutions in many countries. Several cities worldwide have also implemented smart streetlights with daylight sensors that automatically turn on and off.

There are a few factors that have also contributed to the growth of the LED Driver market:

  • Lighting solutions with energy-efficient features are in demand.
  • An increasing number of commercial and industrial applications are adopting LED lighting.
  • Advances in LED driver technology
  • Increasing demand for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) (LED) drivers in automotive and consumer electronics applications
  • Policies such as the European Union’s ban on less efficient halogen and incandescent bulbs and lucrative programs on LEDs are boosting demand in the European market for LEDs components
Types of LED Drivers

There are two main types of LED drivers:

  1. Constant current drivers provide a constant current to the LEDs, regardless of the voltage. This is the most common type of LED driver, and it is ideal for applications where the brightness of the LEDs is critical.
  2. Constant voltage drivers provide a constant voltage to the LEDs, regardless of the current. This type of LED driver is less common, but it is ideal for applications where the colour of the LEDs is critical.
Choosing the right LED Driver

Choosing the right LED driver is crucial for achieving optimal lighting performance. Whether for home, office, or industrial settings, the right LED driver ensures energy efficiency, longevity of the LED lighting system, and superior lighting quality. But with so many options on the market, how do you choose the right LED driver?

  1. First, consider the voltage and current requirements of your LED lighting system. Select an LED driver that can handle the voltage and current required by your lighting system. It is recommended to choose a driver with a wattage capacity that exceeds the wattage of your LED tape by at least 10% to maximize the longevity of your lighting system. This simple precaution can help ensure that your investment in LED technology pays off for years to come.
  2. Next, consider the dimming options. If you want to have control over the brightness of your LED lights, choose an LED driver that offers dimming capabilities.
  3. Additionally, look for an LED driver with a high-power factor. This ensures that the driver is converting as much power as possible into usable energy for your LED lights, which in turn leads to lower energy bills.
  4. It’s also important to choose an LED driver that is compatible with your specific type of LED lighting system.
  5. If you plan to install your LED strip lighting outdoors, or in a kitchen or bathroom (where steam and moisture can build up), you need a water-resistant driver. Drivers with an IP rating are water-resistant. Drivers with an IP 65 rating are suitable for bathrooms and kitchens. IP67 or higher waterproof drivers are suitable for outdoor use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             Ideal Power 40VAS-xxxxxDyyyy IP67 Waterproof Series

Finally, consider the warranty and support offered by the LED driver manufacturer. A good warranty and reliable customer support can give you peace of mind and ensure a long-lasting, high-quality lighting system. Our sales and technical team are capable of taking you through pre-purchase to maintenance queries.

By selecting the right LED driver, you can ensure that your lighting system is energy efficient, long-lasting, and produces optimal lighting performance.

Key Features of Ideal Power LED Drivers

Each of our LED Driver series is available in a variety of varieties to meet the specific needs of your project. We’ll take a quick look at each series in the table below.

40VAS-xxxxxDyyyy Series 40XT-GDxxxA-Wyzzzz Series 40XT-GDxxxG-Hyzzzz Series
Input voltage 200-240V AC   47-63Hz 100-240V AC    47-63Hz 200-240V AC    47-53Hz
Output voltage 12V DC & 24V DC (Model dependent) 30V DC, 40V DC, 42V DC50V DC, 60V DC
Output current 1.25A, 1.67A, 2.5A, 3.33A, 4.17A, 5A, 8.34A, 12.5A, 16.7A, 22.92A 0.3A, 0.35A. 0.4A.0.5A, 0.6A, O.7A, 0.75A, 0.8A, 1A, 1.25A, 1.3A
Output power 30-300W 12-40W 12-40W
Efficiency 88%
Industry LED Lighting LED Lighting LED Lighting
Product case Metal case Plastic enclosure Plastic enclosure
Standards IEC 61347-1, IEC 61347-2-13 EN 62368-1 Safety Approved, RoHS & REACH compliant. EN 62368-1 Safety Approved, RoHS & REACH compliant, UKCA, CE
Distinct Features IP67 rated/ Waterproof
Number of Models 14 Models 1 model 12 models

 

To begin your search for a reliable LED Driver, start here.


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