Are traditional industrial-grade power supplies suited for LED applications?

- Jun 03, 2019-


Most typical industrial-grade power supplies are not suited for outdoor LED applications for several reasons. First, most traditional power supplies provide constant voltage output, while LEDs prefer to use constant current drivers. 

Second, most industrial power supplies are designed to operate up to 40°C ambient temperature without power derating, which the

LED drivers are often required to operate up to 60-70°C ambient without derating for many indoor and outdoor applications. Also, most industrial power supplies do not have waterproof and lightning protection features which are required for most outdoor LED lamps.