As LEDs rapidly become the prominent source of lighting, the key benefits of the technology (lower power, operation, reliability and long-life) can only be achieved through careful luminaire design, using highly efficient and reliable ancillary components. This is especially true of the LED driver, and regulatory agencies have created a series of directives to help manufacturers select the most appropriate product for efficiency.
These directives are based on considerations including ripple/ flicker, standby/no-load power consumption, start-up time, safety, EMC and harmonic distortion. With the use of LEDs a whole new world of controlling light is possible - from dimming to wireless control to day-night colour mixing - in smart city street lighting, illumination and horticulture lighting applications.
Our range of LED drivers from leading manufacturers have been designed with these directives in mind and our technical specialists can advise you on the most important specifications for specific applications, helping you to choose the best power solution for your design.
Programmable drivers add flexibility to LED lighting
As LED luminaires have continued to develop in complexity, lighting designers have begun to demand flexibility from their driver hardware that the basic constant current topology can’t provide.