Guide to LED Drivers

guide to led drivers

LED drivers are important to power the LED lighting in your home. We’ve pulled together a guide to LED drivers to help you understand the electronic product.

Published On: 28th November 2022
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guide to led driversLED drivers are important to power the LED lighting in your home’s kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. We’ve pulled together a guide to LED drivers to help you understand the electronic product.  

What is an LED driver?

An LED driver regulate and supply power to LED lighting by transforming mains voltage (240V) to a lower constant, direct voltage (12V or 24V DC) current.

Types of LED driver

LED drivers come in a wide range of varieties. TLW offers drivers with micro plugs, uni plugs and others that are dimmable.

Micro plug

LED drivers with micro plug connectors can be used with single colour LED tapes, cabinet lights, plinth lights and much more. There is a wide variety of these LED drivers ranging from 8w to 180w on the TLW website.

Uni plug

Uni plug drivers can be used with single colour, CCT and RGB controllers. The TLW uni-plug range includes 8w to 180w drivers.

Dimmable

Dimmable LED drivers allow you to dim lights as well as turn them on and off. TLW offers two 12V dimming drivers at 25w and 50w.

How do I calculate the LED driver required?

To calculate the LED driver required to power your lighting, there is an easy calculation of wattage of lights multiplied by the number of lights to equal the total wattage required to be powered.

Read our blog on how to work out which driver you need for your LED lighting for more information.

How many LED drivers do I need?

When you are planning 12V LED lighting, it is important to work out how many drivers you need to power your lighting. The number of required lights in a space, the total light wattage, the number of driver ports and the cable lengths of products can help define how many drivers are required for your lighting.

Read our blog on how to work out how many LED drivers you need to find out more.