12V LED DRIVERS FOR PROFESSIONAL LED LIGHTS
LED lights require a power supply unit (PSU) /driver to connect the product to the mains. A constant voltage LED driver is a power supply that regulates the voltage supplied to a lighting product. For low voltage LEDs, it is important that the correct voltage is supplied to prevent overheating or electrical failure...
When specifying an LED transformer both the voltage and the wattage must be suitable for the product you are powering. 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.
We have a range of LED drivers in 12v that is perfect for use with our range of 12v LED tapes and LED modules. From a slimline 30w LED light driver to a 300w power LED driver for maximum output and bigger projects.
For professional installs of LED strip lights, we keep stock of IP67 rated LED drivers suitable for outdoor projects.
The IP rating 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.
We also have a 12v TRIAC driver which 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.
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.
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What Size 12V LED Driver Do I Need?
When specifying a 12V LED driver both the voltage and the wattage must be suitable for the product you are powering. For LED strips this can be done by multiplying the total length of the strip by the power consumed per metre. For example;
- 9 metres of 4.8 W/pm 12V LED strip would draw a total of 43.2 Watts ( 9m x 4.8 W/pm)
- 6 metres of 14.4 W/pm 12V LED strip would draw a total of 86.4 Watts (6m 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 60W 12V Driver can power a maximum of 45W (75% of 60W)
- A 150W 12V Driver can power a maximum of 112.5W (75% of 60W)
By properly specifying your 12V LED Driver you will ensure that the power supply does not overheat or fail prematurely.