There are many differences between mains voltage and driver powered products. We’ve pulled together a list of the differences as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Mains voltage

Pop up socket with Bluetooth speaker and Wireless charging N28-0200 4Mains voltage is 240V lighting which is wired directly into the main electricity supply. This lighting must be installed by a qualified electrician.

The advantage of mains voltage powered products is that they don’t require a transformer. However, mains voltage lighting has a limited lifetime compared to 12V lighting and therefore don’t last as long.

 

 

Driver powered

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Driver powered products offer 12V lighting powered by a transformer which in turn are wired directly into the main electricity supply. This lighting must be installed by a qualified electrician.

The advantages of driver powered products are that they are safer due to a lower electric shock risk, they are often more cost effective to run and have a longer life span. But they can cost more to install than mains powered lighting.

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