- Jun 18, 2012
You can run everything is series but never in parallel. Series all diodes get the same current and drop the voltage they like. In parallel they will fight with each other and you’ll have a hard time getting all diodes to light the same. Infact in severe situations only one leg might light and if one leg goes out there will be current spike before the driver recovers that can kill all of them. It’s not worth the risk. Series is a higher voltage so finding the right driver could be a challenge. Power each row with its own driver. A pain but a solid solution.