What is an LED driver?
An LED is a low voltage light source which requires a constant DC voltage, like that of an LED driver, to ensure it functions as efficiently as possible. LED drivers convert the incoming AC power to the required DC voltage and protect the LED from line voltage fluctuations.
What is a Convectional power supply?
Convectional power supplies generally provide a constant voltage to the load, whilst the current varies throughout a range dependent on the load condition. If an LED was powered by an inconsistent voltage/current power supply it would become too hot and unstable, resulting in failure and bad performance.
How efficient is an LED driver compared to a convectional power supply?
The efficiency of an LED driver compared to a convectional power supply differs dramatically. To measure the efficiency of a convectional power supply the output power is divided by the input power, whereas to establish the efficiency of an LED driver the amount of input power required to generate the required LED brightness must be considered. The efficiency of an LED driver is worked out by dividing the power in the LEDs by the input power.
LEDs are at the forefront of energy saving methods therefore it is vital that the LED driver functions as efficiently as possible.
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