Do LED strips need a driver?

How do I choose an LED strip driver?

Higher the number, better the protection. The length and the power consumption of the led strip determines the size (in watts) of the driver. We always recommend to select a driver that is at least +10% bigger than needed for it to last longer.

What is the purpose of an LED driver?

In summary, LED drivers convert higher voltage, alternating current to low voltage, direct current. They also keep the voltage and current flowing through an LED circuit at its rated level. For the aforementioned reasons, every LED light source requires a driver.

Why do LED drivers fail?

It is very rare that agood quality LED driver fails because of a manufacturing fault. In most cases the failure is caused by a problem with the installation, or there are some environmental factors at play. … You should also make sure that there are not too many lights on the output of the LED driver.

How long do LED drivers last?

Namely, the life of the driving circuit expires prior to when the LED stops emitting light or has its brightness dropped. The typical nominal lifetime of these elements is often times less than 25,000 hours, while the lifetime of LED itself could be as long as 50,000-100,000 hours.

Is an LED driver the same as a transformer?

Some people use the word driver and others use the word transformer. At InStyle LED they are both exactly the same thing. They are a product that transforms mains 240v down to either 12v or 24v to run the LED tape. People often use the word driver as it drives (powers) to the LED tape.

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