A Good LED driver must have following characteristics:
(1) High reliability
In particular, the LED drivers of LED street lights are installed at a high altitude, which are inconvenient to maintain. ZGSM LED Lights use high quality Meanwell and Inventronics LED drivers, which are both famous and reliable, to make sure all of our LED lights have the best performance and lifespan.
(2) High efficiency
LED is an energy-saving product, and the efficiency of LED driver should be high. It is very important for the heat dissipation of the LED driver installed in the light. ZGSM LED Lights use high quality Meanwell and Inventronics LED drivers, the efficacy of which are up to 93.5%.The high efficiency makes its power consumption and the heat generation in the light small, which also reduces the temperature rise of the light. It is beneficial to delay the decay of the LED.
(3) High power factor
The power factor is the grid's load requirements. Electrical appliances below 70 watts are generally not mandatory. Although the single power device with low power has a low power factor, the impact on the power grid is small, but the large amount of lighting used at night and the similar load is too concentrated will cause serious pollution to the power grid. For the LED driver of 30W to 40W, it is said that in the near future, there may be certain indicators of power factor. ZGSM LED Lights use high quality Meanwell and Inventronics LED drivers, the power factor of which are up to 0.99.
(4) Surge protection
The ability of the LED to withstand surges is relatively poor, especially against reverse voltage capability. It is also important to strengthen this protection. Some LED lights are installed outdoors, such as LED street lights. Due to the start of the grid load and the induction of lightning strikes, various surges can be invaded from the grid system, and some surges can lead to LED damage. Therefore, ZGSM Tech chooses to use high quality Meanwell and Inventronics LED drivers, which both include surge protection in it (up to 10KV). What’s more, ZGSM Tech provides extra surge protection of 10KV to all models of our LED Street Lights, to make our LED Street Lights have double protection when facing the intrusion of the surge.
(5) Protection function
In addition to the conventional protection function, it is better to increase the LED temperature negative feedback in the constant current output to prevent the LED temperature from being too high; it is necessary to comply with the requirements of safety regulations and electromagnetic compatibility.
The LED driver to LED Lights is just like the engine to the car. It’s the core component of LED Lights. Choosing a good LED driver will make the LED Lights perform better and have longer lifespan.