I am trying to replace a (suspected) constant current LED driver in a plant lamp as it has a terrible plastics smell. I am searching for a more high quality driver. I do not know then forward voltage of the LEDs, and at the moment I do not have a multimeter at hand (I will next week).
So far I have understood, that I will have to pick a constant current LED driver, which supplies 650mA and which voltage range convers at minimum the entire range of the current driver.
I have found the Mean Well HLG-60H-C700A, which supplies 420 ~ 700mA (adjustable via inbuilt potentiometer) and 50 ~ 100V, which should cover the needed voltage range.
The current driver is dimmable, but I do not really need that functionality. I am fine with setting the driver to some output current, and then leave it there.
I have the following questions:
- Will the Mean Well driver be able to replace the current driver (as its max voltage is significantly higher than the current drivers)
- Can I adjust the output current to, say, 500mA and by that drive the LEDs at a lower brightness? Will this cause the driver to output significant heat (I could not find out if it is linear).
- Assuming I wanted to add dimming functionality (e.g. through an ESP8266 and PWM, using the mean well B model). How would I limit the driver to 650mA? Is this what the AB model achieves?