Sustainable and efficient energy systems are becoming critical to powering our world as increased energy regulations and climate change are becoming drivers of new innovation and improvements on older technologies. Light-emitting diodes (LED’s) are playing an increasingly large role in our world due to their efficiency and small energy profile. However, many are not aware that these innovative light sources require specialized devices called LED drivers to operate. LED drivers, also known as LED power supplies, are similar to ballasts for fluorescent lamps or transformers for low-voltage bulbs. By keeping the voltage regulated and at its minimum operating voltage, drivers provide LEDs with the electricity they require to function and perform at their best, resulting in extended life and increased efficiency.
In the past, LED drivers were extremely difficult to replace and required expensive labor and specialized equipment. In most systems when a LED fails, 9/10 times it is because the driver has failed. Previously, the only way to replace this inexpensive component was by renting a lift truck and going up to the fixture housing to replace the faulty driver. This is an enormous expense and headache for property managers, as the equipment necessary can cost hundreds of dollars to rent only to replace a component that costs fractions of that. GlobalTech LED has launched a new product that eliminates the need for expensive equipment and labor to change out bad drivers while keeping LEDs operating at peak efficiencies.
The Remote Driver System places the driver(s) away from the LEDs for fast changes and increased reaction times to decrease lapses in operation. This ease of access to the drivers greatly reduces maintenance costs. With GlobalTech LED’s innovative Remote Driver System, lighting systems can operate at peak efficiencies without the high costs associated with replacing failed drivers and includes many other added benefits to the end-user.
One amazing benefit of The Remote Driver System is the reduction in operating heat of the LED due to the driver being removed from the fixture. Heat is an efficiency killer and can greatly reduce an LED’s operating life, thus the decrease in operating heat provides a serious advantage. Another benefit is that the LED fixture can be completely sealed, as the driver is accessible at the base and doesn’t require opening of the fixture. This will keep contaminants away from critical components that can also affect the LED’s operating life.
Each complete fixture includes a remote mounting kit that includes 25′ of SO cord and the necessary components for an easy installation. The SO cord connects to the driver while the driver sits on a custom metal plate that is attached inside the pole near the bottom. From there, the driver is firmly secured at the desired position, allowing for ease of access when a driver fails. GlobalTech LED’s innovative Quick Connect System allows for lightning fast installation of the driver system without the use of any tools.
Offering hundreds of LED Retrofit Kits and Fixtures, GlobalTech LED is committed to providing an unparalleled standard of excellence backed by their 10-year Guarantee, including a selection of high quality products at the most affordable prices. GlobalTech LED is committed to customers’ satisfaction, which is considered their most significant measure of success and the strongest resource for continued growth.
To learn more about how you can extend your LED’s operating life and decrease maintenance costs, contact your local sales rep today!