The driver to suit your needs can be determined in the specific section of the page of the chosen item, in which the various electrical parts available are cited. You can use a single driver for several items, making sure that the total power falls between the minimum and maximum power of the driver, considering a margin of 20%. An on/off driver or dimmable driver will have to be selected. There are two main types of driver, depending on the electrical component of the item to be used. The drivers and items can be in Constant Voltage (CV), a category that includes all 9010novantadieci items in 24V, or in Constant Current (CC), including all items in which the current is indicated in terms of the value and the mA (milliAmpere) unit of measurement.
What is the difference between LED and GU10 Ø35/Ø50/Ø111, R7s 78mm/118mm, G9 and E27?
LED refers to the presence of an integrated Light-Emitting Diode, with the specifications being indicated on the dedicated page of each item. These products do not require any bulb but do need a driver (power supply), which can be included or ordered separately. The 9010novantadieci LED items offer a truly superior light and chromatic yield compared to traditional light bulbs. The LED component is always accessible and replaceable without doing masonry work.
Other versions include a bulb holder, as indicated, which (unless otherwise specified) require a bulb that is not included.
The GU10 bulb holder can connect bulbs of different diameters – Ø35, Ø50 or Ø111 – depending on the item, which can be seen on the dedicated page.
I have several LEDs to connect to a single driver. How should they be connected?
First of all, you will need to check that the driver has the correct specifications, as indicated in the FAQs – “How do I choose the correct driver?” At this point, if the driver and the items have a Constant Voltage (24V), the connection must be made in parallel. If they are in Constant Current, a connection in series must be made.
Can I put the driver inside the product or the housing box?
The instructions regarding where to put the driver when not included is shown on the page of the specific item. Depending on the item, it may be possible to install the driver in the counterceiling, within the item itself or in a remote box. If an housing box is used, the driver can only be installed in a remote box.
What does dimmable mean? How can I make my lights dimmable?
Dimmable (DIM) indicates a light source whose light intensity can be varied. For LED items, the information is shown on the item’s page. Where it is stated “with dimmable driver”, it is possible to choose a driver from those indicated, able to vary the intensity of the LED component. If “depends on variants” is stated, then you will have to check the specific electrical part, and if it's stated in the description (TRIAC as an example) or there are dimmable drivers available among the ones indicated, then it will be dimmable. For items with a bulb holder, a dimmable bulb compatible with the control system in use can be utilised.
What is the difference between TRIAC (Phase Cut), 1-10V, 0-10V, DALI, PUSH and CASAMBI?
These terms are different dimming control systems, with each requiring a driver compatible with the system chosen in order to function correctly.
Both the DALI and DALI2 are digital interfaces that requires the use of a control unit that produces a signal inserted into the specific DALI input of the driver. DALI2 drivers are generally compatible with DALI control units, while DALI drivers are usually not compatible with DALI2 control units
PUSH is a dimming system that uses one or more buttons. By keeping them pressed, you can increase or reduce the light intensity, whilst a simple touch turns the light on or off. For this system, it is necessary to connect to the specific PUSH input of the driver to the phase interrupted by a normally open button and, if necessary, the uninterrupted neutral to the driver-specific PUSH N input. For multiple drivers controlled by a single button and desynchronised, it is possible to use a simple synchronisation procedure that involves pressing the button until the lights come on at 100% of the light intensity, after approximately 30 seconds.
1-10V and 0-10V are analogue signals currently generated mainly by control units, requiring the connection of the specific 0-10V or 1-10V input to the output of the control unit.
TRIAC (Phase cut) is a dimming system that requires a control unit to interlude between the phase and the neutral, reaching the TRIAC-compatible driver, then sending the phase and the neutral at the output of the control unit to the driver. TRIAC 9010 items are mainly compatible with Trailing Edge Dimmers (Ascending Phase).
CASAMBI is a digital interface in which the CASAMBI compatible driver connects directly to a device via Bluetooth.
How far can I put the LEDs from the driver? What is the maximum length that a LED strip can be with a single power supply at its head?
The distance between the driver and the LED component varies according to the specifications of each. Indicatively, there are no significant voltage drops when remaining below 10 metres. A LED strip powered only at one end must have a maximum of 3 metres. For longer strips, it will be necessary to introduce the 24V signal every 3 metres.