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Low Voltage Lighting Transformers and LED Drivers

Low voltage halogen bulbs and some LED lights require the use of an additional electronic device known as a transformer (for halogen bulbs) or a driver (for LED lights). Both of these devices reduce the AC voltage from the mains supply to a much lower level but this is generally where the similarities end. In most cases a low voltage transformer, the type used for reducing the voltage for halogen bulbs, will only reduce the voltage, the output remains as AC (Alternating current). Whereas in the case of an LED driver, the voltage has to be reduced but the output also needs to be converted to DC (Direct current).

Dimming of halogen bulbs and LED lights is dependent on the transformer or driver and this is often indicated on the outer casing or in the product's technical data.

LED Drivers and Low Voltage Lighting Transformers

Here you will find a vast collection of low voltage transformers and LED drivers for use in domestic and light commercial applications.

We have carefully selected our transformers and LED drivers to ensure we only delivery high quality units that give many years trouble free service.

Most low voltage transformers for lighting will convert a mains voltage of 220/240 volts AC to 12 volts AC as this is often the required standard for low voltage lighting. LEDs can be a little more complex than this and often drivers will need to be more closely matched to their light source. While a lot of our LED lights have integral LED drivers, some do require a separate one to operate. In the rare instance that our LED lights require the purchase of an additional LED driver then the details of this will be clearly indicated on the product page, often with a link to the exact driver that you require.

Should you require any technical assistance in selecting the correct LED driver or low voltage transformer then please do not hesitate to contact the technical team.


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