Programmable drivers deliver uniformity
With digital LED drivers all the settings, including dimming, can be software controlled. The driver hardware has on-board intelligence as well as programmability so luminaires can be grouped and programmed, then regrouped and reprogrammed to accommodate updates and changes without disruption. This configuration also enables complex zoning, which can improve functionality and energy savings.
Digital LED drivers can be programmed at the factory, at the warehouse, or on-site. Using handheld devices, luminaires can be configured to ensure that luminaire brightness, hue, and other characteristics match the other luminaires either installed or being added, as well as programming dimming profiles for uniformity. To simplify installation and software updates it makes more sense to connect luminaires into a single, centrally managed infrastructure.
Rather than worrying about control wiring, the new generation of LED drivers are equipped with wireless options that enable two-way communications for dimming and other controls. Bluetooth
mesh, for example, is becoming increasingly popular with luminaire manufacturers because it is an open standard and easily scalable. Since the wireless mesh structure is based on Bluetooth, wireless driver compatibility can be assured and the broadcast mesh infrastructure is scalable and allows you to add or remove devices without disruption. Once it is connected, the entire luminaire ecosystem can be managed by software from a central dashboard to ensure consistent luminaire performance, including 0-10V dimming.