LED Luminaries

LED news and insight from our technology editor Steve Bush, who has been messing with LED lighting for more years than he would care to remember.

Sunpower indoor LED driver is triac dimmable

sleeved LED kit.jpgSunpower’s indoor LED driver can be dimmed with the type of dimmer aimed at incandescent bulbs.

Dimming range is claimed to be 1-100%, but will be less with poor quality dimmers.

Output is 9-24V at 700mA, or nominally 16W, input is 220-240V at 50-60Hz with a power factor of 0.8, and efficiency is claimed to be over 80%.

Service life is 50,000 – over 11 years at 12 hours a day.

The driver is SELV (Separated Extra Low Voltage) equivalent and IEC Protection Class ll insulated.

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Tags: 11 years, efficiency, incandescent bulbs, poor quality, power factor

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