Phihong USA announces a new series of 10W triac-dimmable LED drivers for residential lighting applications. Designed for 120V systems, the new PDA010N series drivers provide energy efficient, flicker- and shimmer-free performance from a small water-proof package.
With 10W output power rating, the new drivers are targeted at a broad range of residential LED fixtures, including indoor and outdoor fixtures, downlights, and architectural lighting. The company also claims compatibility with most leading edge, trailing edge, and smart dimmer technologies. Compatible dimmers tested for the new series include: Lutron Diva, Skylark, Nova, Glyder, Maestro, and RadioRA2 dimmers, in addition to a variety of rotary and slide dimmers.
Available with three constant current outputs (350mA, 700mA, and 1000mA), the devices are designed to operate using 108–132VAC and ≤ 0.25A input power to deliver 78 per cent efficiency at 120VAC with power factor correction of ≥ 0.9 and total harmonic distortion (THD) of less than 20 per cent.
“Our new PDA010N Series fills a critical void in the LED lighting market: smart dimmer compatibility. By working with more dimmers, including TRIAC dimmers, which are the most popular residential light dimming control, the clever engineering behind our new LED drivers provides enhanced application flexibility, allowing lighting engineers to easily and effectively integrate an array of dimming technologies in their lighting projects,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of Phihong.
Featuring over-voltage, over-current, overload, and short-circuit protection, the devices are certified to UL8750 Class 2 per UL1310 safety specifications. Exhibiting both high performance and energy efficiency standards, the series is also approved for use in Energy Star products.
Measuring 80mm x 78mm x 25.4mm and weighing 165g, the devices operate from 0°C to +85°C. The devices are also covered by a three-year warranty along with water- and dust-proofing.