Nowadays smart appliances need to function efficiently, major home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and even coffee machines have evolved from helpful goods to integral elements of interior design and communication within a household. Integrated LED lighting transforms appliances into premium-line components, aesthetically fitting into its environment.
An LED driver’s main purpose is to rectify higher voltage, alternating current to low voltage, direct current. The LED drivers provide protection to the LED bulbs against current and voltage fluctuations. The drivers ensure that the voltage and current to the LED bulbs remains within the operating range of the LEDs regardless of fluctuations in the mains supply.
LED Drivers are an electrical device capable of regulating the power to an LED. We need to regulate the power, This is because an LED might get damaged as the forward voltage (VF) of an LED changes with temperature.
• Electroluminescent (EL) Backlight Drivers
• Single-Lamp Drivers
• Inductor less Lamp Drivers
• Dual-Lamp Drivers
• 16-Segment Drivers
• Offline Driver
• Automotive LED Drivers
• Backlight LED Drivers
• General-Purpose LED Drivers
• Linear Current LED Drivers
• Camera Flash LED Drivers
• DALI dimming
Few LED applications use the ON and OFF setting, as dimming helps to reduce energy consumption. There are two popular methods for dimming LEDs in switch-mode driver circuits: analog and Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) dimming.
Every automotive lighting solution includes a distinctive LED driver; they are used for energy saving solutions, visibility, etc. Depending on the application, sometimes it’s better to use linear drivers instead of switching drivers. This also applies to automotive lighting if the LED lights are outdoors or indoors or on the back or on the front of the car. They will dissipate heat at different levels, depending on the environment and placement.