Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 24, 2007

Lumidrives' new Colourdriver for high power LEDs at Plasa 2007

Dialight Lumidrives has launched Colourdriver XP, its new LED driver aimed at meeting the needs of high power LEDs. Colourdriver XP provides LED users in the architectural, entertainment and leisure industries with more choice and flexibility over the control of colour changing LEDs than ever before.

Colourdriver XP meets the needs of high power LEDs like Luxeon K2 and provides high power operation up to 1,000mA together with the option of a white or amber mix in addition to the three standard RGB channels. Colourdriver XP is therefore ideal for both interior and exterior use, including downlighting, floodlighting, linear wall washes and landscaping.

Control options now available for the first time include Dali, DMX or even power line control with remote device management (RDM).

The heart of the new system is the power supply module that can be used as a stand alone driver in itself, with a power handling capacity up to 160 watts or 32 Luxeon K2s operating at 1 amp. Users can then select from a range of control and connection options to suit the installation or product requirements. The most sophisticated control option being power line control with RDM.

Additional benefits comprise a choice of mains input connectors to suit user applications, including IEC, GST-18 or hardwiring. Output connector options cover RJ45, Molex, XLR or cage clamps. A number of housing options are also available including IP rated, interior rated or OEM chassis.

Colourdriver XP has selectable drive currents of up to 1,000mA per channel and a universal mains input voltage of 85-265 VAC.

Dialight Lumidrives’ managing director Gordon Routledge says; “Colourdriver XP is a highly flexible driver serving the needs of many markets. Users focused on exterior applications can use an IP rated enclosure and connectors with the powerline control module. Within the entertainment field users can take the power module and wire loom out to their own control module and connectors mounted outside the fixture. Users in bars, health clubs and other interior locations can simply focus on the most cost efficient options, choosing RJ45 wiring connectors and cable terminations.”

About Lumidrives:
Dialight Lumidrives was founded in 2000 by its managing director Gordon Routledge, out of a recognition of the enormous potential of the next generation of high-powered LEDs and that a blend of electronics and lighting industry expertise are essential to fully understand and exploit LED technology.

Dialight Lumidrives has clients in a wide range of industry sectors from innovative start-ups to global lighting manufacturers, covering applications from architectural structure and accent lighting to emergency lighting and from entertainment lighting to beacon lighting for the emergency services.

Today, Lumdrives supplies the core technology behind many of the well publicised projects and products. For additional information visit

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