Helvar has announced details of its expanded LED-compatible components range with two additional drivers, a 30w dimmable and 60w constant current version, both available now. Ideal for meeting the specific demands of LED fittings, the new models are easily installed and designed with longevity in mind. The projected 50,000hr lifespan can be fitted to a range of applications from downlight, track lights and linear lights in office, schools, hospitals and retail environments, and combine with LEDs to achieve the maximum energy saving potential 


The LC-1x30-E-AN driver is an extremely efficient component with a full 1–100% dimming range. Developed specifically for LED fittings, the driver facilitates effective dimming without any of the issues and concerns of using non-LED gear with new LED luminaires. With a maximum load of 30w and a range of selectable constant current outputs of 350 / 500 / 700 mA (custom currents on request), the LC-1x30-E-AN is fully compatible with Helvar’s MIMO3 and uDim sensors.

With selectable constant current outputs of 350 / 700 / 1400 mA and a maximum load of 63w, the OL1x60-E-CC is Helvar’s new 60W driver for LED light sources. With both high efficiency (>0.90) and high power factor (0.97), the new model is also suitable for external use, with an IP65 rating. The driver can be fitted up to 5m from the LED source and combines both open and short circuit protection.

“The importance of matching the voltage and drive current between LED source and driver cannot be underestimated and must be coordinated to achieve the best performance and lifespan possible,” says Peter van der Kolk, Business Development Director at Helvar. “With this in mind, we have developed these new drivers especially for LED. It’s important to match the efficiency of LED with equally efficient drivers in order realise the full energy and cost saving potential of LED lighting and with our new drivers we are able to present this option to specifiers and technicians.”

Helvar is also able to offer a large range of luminaire based and standalone sensors (MIMO3,  μDim and iDim),  all of which are compatible with Helvar’s LED drivers and enable further energy saving potential. For more details, please visit the new-look Helvar website at www.helvar.com.

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Rebecca Wiseman                                or                     Ashley Balachandran

Marketing – Systems Global                                          Wildwood Public Relations Ltd

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