Why Do My LED Bulbs Need a Driver?

- Dec 14, 2018-

LED drivers, or LED power supplies, provide LED light bulbs with the electricity they require to function and perform at their best, much like a ballast does for a fluorescent lamp and a transformer does for low-voltage bulbs. Unlike most bulbs that operate on a higher voltage alternating current, LEDs run on low voltage direct current. Because of this, LEDs need drivers to convert that alternating current to direct current and to keep the voltage flowing through an LED circuit at the rated level that the LED requires.