With a growing number of aging LED drivers out there, failure is not a matter of “if” but more of a matter of “when.” While there are many reasons why LED drivers fail, drivers installed in the early days of LEDs are simply getting old. When LED drivers fail, a facility manager or electrician replaces it and problem solved; however, that’s not the end of the story. Many LED driver manufacturers discontinue older versions, which can be a problem when dim rates need to match the dim rates of other drivers installed in nearby fixtures.
The facility manager at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital was faced with this exact scenario recently when a discontinued driver failed. Normally, the only option would be to replace the entire fixture. However, the team at Iowa-based Strauss Architectural Systems had a better idea and suggested they try Magnitude’s Lighting’s AFLEX programmable driver. This flexible LED replacement driver is 90% efficient and is the ideal solution for replacing a failed driver that is either unavailable or out of warranty. Features include a 0.1% dim rate which is the deepest dimming available in the industry so it will match the performance other fixtures that have working drivers in addition to meeting the requirements of Title 24.
Our AFLEX replacement driver series includes compact and linear versions. The range of the compact is from 100mA to 1400mA, and the range of the linear is from 100mA to 2000mA; both are available in 1 mA programmable step increments. Like our SoliDrive family of LED drivers, the AFLEX compact and linear are Class P LED drivers, so fixtures maintain the UL listing.
As the team at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital discovered, the AFLEX replacement LED driver was a quick and easy alternative to an otherwise costly and time-consuming task. Learn about the many other features of the AFLEX by downloading our brochure.