What is led driver for led strip light?
When we using led strip light , Can we connect the led strip light directly to the AC110V or AC220V ?The answer is "no". Normally the low voltage led strip light is DC12V or DC24V . Actually , led strip light also have DC3V, 5V ,36V,48V led strip light. But they are use in very special projects. Now we are talking about DC12V/24V led strip light.
Led strip light driver is transformer . It change the high voltage AC110V/220V to DC12V/24V. Then the led strip light can safe use.
Do you need a driver when you are using led strip light ?
When you are using led strip light , normally it is DC12V and DC24V. So you need to buy led power supply for the led strip light .
How to power the led strip light ?
Pls check the following photo .
4 points you need to think about before you are buying led power supply
When you are buying led power supply ,3 points you need to know . In this way you can choose the right led power supply , that will good for led strip light long life .
You have to know where you are using the led strip light . Outdoor or indoor , the place humid or dry . If you are using outdoor in humid place ,or the place can be raining then you need waterproof power supply . If use indoor , the place is dry . Just like in ceiling , kitchen cabinet, TV cabinet ,then not waterproof driver is enough.
waterproof power supply
We can see from the appearance of the power supply . normally the shell is plastic or aluminum. The shell is seal like a sealed tin . Normally , It is using silicone sealant to seal electronic components.
Not waterproof power supply
The not waterproof led driver normally as below. Outside shell is make by aluminum . And have holds for heat dissipation. The same wattage , not waterproof driver price is cheaper than waterproof driver.
2,DIY user/Home user
We DIY use ,the place not use many led strip light ,few meter led strip light , then we don't need to use BIG power supply , we can select the power supply as below. Wall-mounted power supply and desktop power supply. The wall mounted power supply normally the wattage is not big , 1A,2A,3A. Desktop power supply is bigger , 4A ,5A ,6A. So this will convenience for us only when we do some small DIY lighting .
Wall-Mounted Switching Power Supply
Desktop Power Supply
3, For some special request , some client need more function.
There are 3 kinds of dimmable power supply,different function
I show you the three different way of the dimming . If you want to know more about dimming , you can email us : [email protected]
4,Use brand led driver
I suggest you buy brand led power supply . I use many power supply , but more or less they will have problem . And I use MEANWELL led power supply . Meanwell driver quality is good . Very very small quantity have quality problem . But Meanwell do less power supply in dimming power supply and very long delivery time . If you want more info about dimming power supply ,send us mail.
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