WE MAKE OUR OWN LED DRIVERS
There are two wear items in LED fixtures that facilities have to maintain: LEDs and the LED 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 fixture manufacturers buy an off-the-shelf driver. These drivers are built for price point, not quality or longevity. Cheap LED drivers equate to more maintenance expense and hassles. Buyer beware.
The Advantage of Linmore LED Drivers
We have pioneered the biggest game changer in the LED industry… our customers tell us so.
Multi-Channel vs Single-Channel
In a multi-channel driver 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 the driver. What does this mean for facilities? Proper operation, greatly reduced failures, and less maintenance cost.
Single-channel drivers are the most commonly used by the rest of the lighting industry. They have only one pair of output wires. When the fixture has multiple light sources, they are connected to the driver in series, jumping from light source to light source.
Why Multi-Channel is Better
Think about a typical troffer with three LED boards powered by a single-channel driver. This fixture is 36 watts, meaning each LED board should be getting 12 watts each. But one fails…
Now, the 36 watts coming from the driver is shared by the two working LED boards, getting 18 watts… 50% more power than they were designed for. If a facility replaces the failed LED board the same day it fails, no big deal. However, no facility does that. A failing light fixture can remain for months, or years. During this time, the two working LED boards inside the troffer are being over-driven, over-heated, degraded, and accelerated to failure.
A multi-channel driver in this same situation solves this issue. For the same troffer, the Linmore LED driver would have 3 channels, one for each LED board, providing 12 watts of power. If one LED board fails, the other two continue to get the 12 watts they are designed for, avoiding catastrophic failures and protecting the facility’s investment in LED. Smart!