Powering a Luxeon LED Strip


#1

I am trying to power up a Luxeon LED Strip (1416-1348-ND‎) (Max Forward voltage 18V, Max current 1.2A) Any suggestions on how to power it? I am thinking about using a Maxim Eval Kit (MAX16818EVKIT+‎) and a 12VDC power supply. Any easier ways to do it? It would be nice to have a dimmer, which can be done with the Maxim, but it requires setting up a PWM frequency.


#2

Hi Andrew!

If it were me, I would use a LED Driver power supply with a dimming feature such as one of these (https://www.digikey.com/short/p7898f). The first part in that list (part # 945-1127-ND) would be able to work with a 12V input source, but most of these will be AC to DC converters.

Regards,
Lindsay

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