We Make Our Own LED Drivers

There are two wear items in LED fixtures that facilities have to maintain: the LEDs and the Drivers.

The only way to control LED product quality, is to make your own LED light engines and drivers. Linmore LED does that. 98% of LED “manufacturers” buy an off-the-shelf driver. These drivers are built for price point, not quality or longevity. Cheap drivers equate to more maintenance expense and hassles… reductions of which are expected by lighting buyers. Buyer beware.

We have designed our drivers and chosen the quality of the components inside. Drivers have internal fail points. But when you build your own drivers, you can mitigate failures by selecting better components and designs. Our driver quality is the best in the industry. Our customers tell us so.

When you make your own LEDs and Drivers, you can design them to work optimally together and deliver Ultra-Performance. We are often asked how we get such high performance from our lighting. We won’t tell all of our secrets, but this is one of them. Properly mated components just deliver better results.


LED Lighting Driver Diagram

Linmore LED has pioneered the biggest game changer in the LED industry… Multi-Channel Drivers. A multi-channel driver means that each light source in a fixture gets a unique pair of output wires from the driver. If there are three light sources in a fixture, there are 3 sets of DC output wires from our driver. What does this mean for facilities? Proper operation, greatly reduced failures, and less maintenance cost.

The rest of the industry provides a single pair of output wires. Think about this typical troffer fixture: It has three light sources and an industry standard single channel driver. The fixture is 36 watts meaning each light source should be getting 12 watts each. One of the light sources fails. Now, the two working light sources are getting 18 watts… 50% more than they were designed for. If a facility replaces the failed light source the same day it fails, no big deal. However, no facility does that. A failed light source can remain for months, or years. During this time, the two working light sources are being over-driven, over-heated, degraded, and accelerated to failure.

A Multi-Channel Driver in this same situation works the way you would think every company should design a driver. Linmore would have used a 3 Channel Driver providing 12 watts of power per channel regardless of light source functionality. If one light source fails, the other two light sources continue to get 12 watts protecting a facility’s investment in LED. Smart!