What is LED Driver
An LED driver is a self-contained power supply specifically designed for regulating and supplying the appropriate current to an LED or an array of LEDs. Its primary function is to convert higher voltage alternating current (AC) to low voltage direct current (DC) that is suitable for powering LEDs. LED drivers play a crucial role in the lighting industry as they ensure the optimal performance and longevity of LEDs.
LED drivers are essential because LEDs have specific electrical requirements, including a constant current or voltage, to function properly. The driver ensures that the LED receives a steady and regulated power supply, protecting it from voltage fluctuations and preventing overheating or damage. LED drivers are designed to provide a constant amount of power even as the properties of the LED change with temperature.
LED drivers come in various types. Constant current drivers supply a fixed amount of current to the LED, ensuring that it operates within its optimal range. On the other hand, constant voltage drivers provide a fixed voltage output, allowing multiple LEDs to be connected in parallel.