Professional LED Drivers
LED Technologies supply a wide range of high quality LED Drivers. A driver is always the weakest link in the chain of products that power and control your LED lighting.
The Driver has to maintain a constant voltage output in spite of all the various fluctuations in voltage and power surges that are inherent in the mains supply.
To get the best life and performance out of your drivers, we recommend loading the driver to around 75% of the drivers' value. For example, a 100W driver should be loaded to around 75W, or a 200W driver should be run at around 150W....
Our range of LED drivers include:
- Constant voltage drivers
- Waterproof LED Drivers (IP67)
- LED Drivers (12V)
- LED Drivers (24V)
- LED Drivers (36V)
- 12V & 24V TRIAC Dimmable LED Drivers that work with leading or trailing edge dimmers
The IP rating is consists of 2 numbers. The first number indicates the level of protection against solid objects while the second number indicates the level of protection against liquids. The '6' on the IP rating stands for totally protected against dust, and the '7' stands for protected against temporary submersion.
View our case study on IP ratings for further information on what they mean.
12V LED DriversFor low voltage LEDs, it is important that the correct voltage is supplied to prevent overheating or electrical failure. Our range of 12V drivers is perfect for use with our range of 12V LED Tape and LED modules.
Shop our selection of high-quality 12V LED drivers today to power your professional lighting install.
24V LED DriversA 24V LED Driver is a power supply used to convert 230V mains to 24V output voltage for low voltage lighting products. It is important that the voltage supplied to a 24V product is regulated to prevent overheating or electrical failures.
Different grades of 24V LED strips will require different drivers depending on the power they draw. For this reason, we keep a wide range of 24V drivers in stock ranging in size and wattage.
Shop our selection of high-quality 24V LED drivers today to power your professional lighting install.
IP67 LED DriversFeaturing a silicone potted design our IP67 rated drivers are waterproof up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. With this level of protection, these power supplies are perfect for professional projects both in and outdoors.
These IP67 LED drivers can be used alongside our range of outdoor LED strips for a completely outdoor installation. To further protect these products against water ingress we keep stock of waterproof RayTech Gel Connectors. These connectors prevent water from travelling down a cable into an electrical component.
With 12/24V drivers available up to 300W we have a wide variety of LED drivers suited to different installs.
Browse our wide range of Waterproof Drivers.
TRIAC Dimmable DriversA TRIAC driver is a dimmable voltage LED Power Supply, designed to work with a TRIAC dimmer switch. This allows mains dimmers to control low voltage LED products through a single cable. TRIAC dimming is also used by systems like Lutron and Control-4 for automated lighting control.
Our range of TRIAC drivers are both leading edge and trailing edge compatible and can power a range of constant voltage LED Strips. A dimmable LED driver is an efficient and reliable method of LED dimming.
Dimmable drivers negate the need for a PWM dimmer on the low voltage output of a regular LED driver. TRIAC simplifies lighting control with the power and dimming supplied through a single cable.
Shop our selection of TRIAC drivers and find the right product to power your professional lighting project.
LED Drivers (Plug & Play)LED Technologies also supply a selection of plug & play LED Drivers. These laptop-style LED driver are an ideal product for powering our 24W Lifestyle or ProFlex 12V products as it offers a plug and play solution. Simply plug the driver into a mains supply and then connect the female jack socket to the male jack plug fitted to the LED product.
An LED Driver is also known as an LED transformer or power supply. The responsibility of an LED Driver is to reduce the AC mains voltage down to the working DC voltage required to power your LED product or LED controllers. These products include lighting fixtures such as LED Strip Lights, LED Bulbs and other LED Lighting solutions.
Drivers are usually supplied as either constant voltage power supplies or constant current versions. As our LED products are constant voltage, all our LED drivers are constant voltage. It is important that you know if your product is a constant voltage or constant current before purchasing a driver.
All of our drives are stocked within our UK based warehouse and are available on a next day delivery.
For further assistance or professional advice on any of our products, please call, email or access our live chat.
What is an LED Driver Used For?
LED Drivers are power supplies used to convert mains 230V AC voltage to a lower DC voltage for LED. Voltages typically used by LED products include 12V and 24V DC, these products are classed as constant voltage. It is important to ensure the LED driver you are using is a suitable voltage and wattage for the product you are powering.
How To Specify An LED Driver
When installing low voltage LED lighting it is crucial to ensure that the driver used is suited to the product it is powering. Below is a brief guide on how to properly specify an LED driver for your low voltage lighting project.
What Voltage LED Driver Do I Need?
The voltage supplied to an LED strip or similar product must match the voltage at which it is designed to be run at. As a company, we keep stock of strip lights ranging from 12 - 36V with the voltage of each strip specified on the product page. Once you know the voltage required you can look for the size of the driver you will need.
Using the wrong LED driver can cause damage to the product and can even be a health and safety issue should the product overheat.
What Wattage LED Driver Do I need?
A driver's wattage is the maximum load at which that driver can be run, to find the size of the driver you will need to calculate the total wattage of the product you will be powering. For LED strips this can be done by multiplying the total length of the strip by the power consumed per metre. For example;
- 4 metres of 9.6 W/pm LED strip would draw a total of 38.4 Watts (4 m x 9.6 W/pm)
- 7 metres of 14.4 W/pm LED strip would draw a total of 100.8 Watts (7 m x 14.4 W/pm)
To prevent overheating an LED driver should not be run at more than 75% of its capacity. For example;
- A 150W PSU can power a maximum of 112.5W (75% of 150W)
- A 60W PSU can power a maximum of 45W (75% of 60W)
By properly specifying your LED power supply you will ensure that the driver does not overheat or fail prematurely.
Does my LED Driver Need To Be IP Rated
For projects where LED drivers may be exposed to water ingress, it is important to ensure they have the correct IP rating. IP rating (ingress protection) is a measure of prediction against solids and liquids.
For outdoor installs, we keep stock of Waterproof LED drivers. These IP67 drivers can be submerged up to 30 mins in 1 metre of water and are well suited to outdoor projects. These drivers can be used indoors and feature a solid state design for silent cooling.
Shop our selection of constant voltage drivers today and find the right product to power your LED lighting project.