Technical Details to Note
know that LEDs are effective semiconductor devices to convert electricity to
light. Unlike traditional tungsten bulbs and fluorescent tubes, the
semiconductor manufacturers can produce LED chips with high luminous efficacy (measured in lumen-per-watt) and precise color temperature values (measured in
Kelvin (K)) unpreceded with traditional lamps. The energy-saving benefits and
extended product longevity have served as the base for the broad adoption of
LED lighting. Additionally, LED lights have another unparalleled advantage over
traditional lamps. We can control LED lights easily for specific purposes.
Our development has provided standard electrical devices for LED Dimming and Color Temperature Tunable solutions in the past few years.
a LED lighting solution provider, we'd like to provide customers with the
necessary building blocks to build the solutions most suitable for their needs,
not limited to a single solution. In this section, we'd focus on interesting and practical topics for customers and prospects to better understand their rationale. After that, readers should be able to select dimmable LED drivers to match their downlights, Tunable White LED Fixtures, etc. Interested prospects and customers can download our marketing brochures and product manuals in the Support section for their perusal. They may also visit our Retail Partners, who have installed our solutions, to experience themselves.
How to Choose Products for a LED Dimming
in a while, we'd meet Designers or End-Users who are in the early stage of selecting their dimmable products or are interested in upgrading existing non-dimmable lights to be dimmable.
For example, an interested art gallery manager would like to understand the lighting effects, ask about the costs, track
lights available, implementation, and operation details. As dimmable projects
are slightly different from the usual lighting projects, interested prospects
shall consider the following basic concepts in their dimmable product selection.
since dimming is about controlling the brightness intensity, LED drivers have a
decisive role in determining whether a dimming function is available to an LED
luminaire. If the light fixture is not dimmable, we won't be able to dim the light even after installing a dimmer. Whether the light fixture is dimmable or not is determined by whether the LED driver supports a dimmable function. If the driver supports dimming, how are they controlled? If dimming is required, prospects must raise this requirement at the
outset, which would change the subsequent product selection completely.
the case of LED fixtures powered by external LED drivers, such as LED
downlights, if the original downlights only come with non-dimmable LED drivers,
Electricians or lighting professionals should require a dimmable driver
replacement. This endeavor requires some basic tests to understand the DC
operations of the LED string. After the electrical tests, we then narrow down
the driver selection by physical dimensions, market accessibility, and unit
In terms of dimmable LED driver selection, we shared our experience by
selecting dimmable LED drivers for some randomly selected LED downlights in our
related section or LED Dimmable Drivers Selection Application Notes. Interested customers can also refer to our co-brand product marketing leaflet to select appropriate Meanwell LED Driver (PCD Series) for their projects. Furthermore, besides the fixed output versions, we'd also introduce Selectable Constant Current Output Phase Dimmable LED Drivers.
customers shall explore the dimmable drivers' quality and the compatibility of
dimmer-and-driver products to ensure the dimming performance can meet
expectations. The compatibility tests should include the number of dimmable
fixtures an individual phase dimmer can support. It also boils down to the
usual parameters (lumen output level, color temperature, beam angle). As
we now offer our lights as a complete solution, interested customers can save
the hassle by getting in touch with us in the early stage of their next
dimmable project. See our dimmable lights. For prospects who already have
lighting fixtures chosen, please also contact us for dimming-related context.