Most LED Drivers are only capable of operating in mild environments, rated for operation up to 75° or 80° Celsius (167°F or 176°F). Temperatures inside a lighting fixture are often higher than this.
Small fixture compartments and poor air circulation can generate extreme heat, often coming close to temperatures that boil water. The heat results in damage to the driver’s battery-like electrolytic capacitors. The electrolyte, which is typically a gel, evaporates over the life of the capacitor’s components. Higher operating temperatures speed up this evaporation, shortening the life of the capacitor and leading to premature driver failure.
Deco Lighting has solved the dilemma of premature power supply failure by utilizing watt-controlled drivers designed to stand up to extreme heat. Unlike other LED drivers, Deco LED watt-controlled drivers are rated for operation up to 90° Celsius (194 °F). Our process focuses on making the driver operate cooler and longer than the competition.
How we do it:
- Our driver components are positioned on the circuit board in a manner that prevents the build-up of heat.
- Our circuit boards are arranged in a way that allows our driver components to touch the metal housing so the driver components can be used as a heat sink.
- We insulate key heat-sensitive components inside the driver.
Deco Lighting ensures quality in every component that comprises their LED lighting fixtures, from high-quality Nichia LEDs to finely-engineered heat transfer castings to state-of-the-art drivers. There’s a reason Deco Lighting offers a ten-year, one hundred thousand hour warranty, which includes labor. Deco’s warranty backs up the confidence they have in their products. For more information about our LED drivers or other products please visit www.GetDeco.com or contact us at (800) 613-DECO with any questions.