As a means of demystifying LED driver technology Fulham, the lighting component and electronics specialist, has produced a technical white paper on the subject. Entitled ‘Lifting the Lid on LED drivers’, the paper looks at the critical issues about LED drivers and how they influence luminaire performance, so allowing designers of luminaires to be armed with the right questions when they talk with prospective driver suppliers.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the quality of an LED driver significantly affects the performance, reliability and commercial viability of luminaires. However choosing the right driver is far from straightforward, because it is a closed unit. The decision is made more difficult by the lack of consistent or comparative information from suppliers about the performance and specification of the driver.