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Old 11-12-2011, 02:06 AM #1
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Lightbulb Driver information.

This is a novice question I know.
But what makes the differences in drivers that makes them specifically for a certain wavelength?

I notice I see a lot of 405/445nm drivers but Very few IR drivers.

AND is there any good sites where you buy drivers and diodes? Specifically a IR driver (If that is real) I guess red nm and IR works on the same driver but I just want to know more about that.


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Default Re: Driver information.

All drivers that work for red and most drivers that work for blue/violet will also work for an IR. More specifically, all linear, all buck, and all buck/boost will work with IR, although you may need to lower the supply voltage on some of them to reduce excess heat. Boost-only drivers will not work. The output voltage range of a boost driver is too high.

What power of IR did you have in mind? Budget? Space limitations?
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Default Re: Driver information.

Did not really have a specific one in mind. I was probably going for anywhere from 800mW to 2000mw. Budget is all dependant on when I get paid. Up to 2-300 for a project.
As for size I'm mainly using aixiz modules.

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All drivers that work for red and most drivers that work for blue/violet will also work for an IR. More specifically, all linear, all buck, and all buck/boost will work with IR, although you may need to lower the supply voltage on some of them to reduce excess heat. Boost-only drivers will not work. The output voltage range of a boost driver is too high.

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