LED Dimming has been a common lighting requirement in Today's Professional LED Lighting / Interior Design. But for many, who are in LED Lighting Design / Interior Design / M&E Consultant, they might have found different Reliability and Performance problems when using Traditional Incandescent Dimmers (a.k.a, TRIAC Dimmers) to realize LED Dimming. There are already many websites saying that LED Dimming requires a new type of Dimmer. It's our intention to create our Application Video Library to explore different LED Dimming topics so that the relevant parties would be able to visualize it than simply reading another technical article online.
To provide a simple-to-use and cost-effective LED Dimming solution for customers’ transition to Professional LED Lighting effect, our 450W / 220 - 240Vac Digital Phase Cut LED Wall Dimmers are designed for LED Deep Dimming. Not only are backward compatible to single Live-wire operation for TRIAC Dimmer Replacement, our LED dimmers have Other Benefits from Digital Processing, which upgrades Single Pole Dimmers with new features matching with today’s market needs.
Gen 3 LED Phase Dimmer
With our past effort, our Gen 3 LED Dimmer, DZ3G450DIAL, is officially listed on the leading Professional LED Lighting Manufacturer, SORAA®’s Compatibility List for its Professional LED Lamps. Not only that, our different solutions have been using in multiple projects by some prestigious customers, who encountered LED Dimming problems for their Interior Design projects. By working with LED Driver and Lighting Fixture Suppliers, Designers and Electricians, even Retailers, we've gained a comprehensive end-to-end understanding of the overall LED Dimming / Professional LED Lighting applications. This extensive Marketing experience also fuels our continuous product innovation for LED Dimming applications!
- To understand more about SORAA® Professional LED Lighting, please refer to our Recommended Product Sections: Professional LED Lamps and Track Light (ART-Series).
Gen 4 LED Phase Dimmer
To address Hospitality, Office, Retail and Residential Lighting applications, our new Gen 4 Multi-Way LED Dimmer, DZ4G450MULT, does not only integrate Light On/Off, Deep Dimming Up/Down and Scene-Setting features to a single button, but it also has a Unique Feature of being able to Connect Multiple LED Dimmers to Control the Same set of Lighting Fixtures at Different Locations, without SPDT switch nor Mobile APP . This is something not found in the textbook and is a useful new product to the Lighting society!
To facilitate our customers to browse our Videos, we've selected several more important ones as follows:
- LED Dimming Overview: Minimum Power Requirement for Deep Dimming, LED Dimming Problems with TRIAC Dimmers
- LED Dimmable Drivers (Phase-Cut / TRIAC):
- LED Dimmable Drivers (0/1-10V) : "0 -1 Inconsistency" in 0/1-10V Control Part I / Part II
- Shielding Suggestions for Using 1-10V Controller with Electronic Ballast (T5) Applications
- 12Vac Transformer Backward Compatibility Discussion using Magnetic & Electronics Transformers
- SORAA® Professional LED Lamps:
- Multi-Way LED Dimmer: Comparison with Traditional Two-Way Approach, DZ4G450MULT Operations Walk-through
- Tunable White & Colour Temperature Control Neutral-to-Warm (1800K-4000K) vs. Dim-to-Warm
Dim-to-Warm by Phase Dimming ControlIn the highly competitive catering and service industry being able to provide customers with an impressively comforting dining environment is an effective means to provide a positive experience of customers and to enhance branding and image of restaurants and cafes. In order to create a proper atmosphere to meet the many different functions in the restaurant, it would be great not only be able to adjust the light intensity but also to further adjust the interior Color Temperature (CCT), or to adapt the CCT to outdoor weather changes (sunny day or rainy day).
Dim-to-Dark is about LED deep dimming performance. Dim-to-Warm is about getting different color temperature out of a lighting fixture as it is being dimmed. The quality of the CCT changeable COB inside the fixture and how stable and accurate for the driving current changes to reflect the linearity of the CCT changes are the critical success factors for the Dim-to-Warm application.
In this video, we utilize the same dimming control (DIMEZE™ 450W AC Phase Dimmer and Meanwell 16W PCD-16-350B) and by connecting to different fixtures, we can achieve Dim-to-Dark and Dim-to-Warm lighting effects together. Combining these lighting effects, we can easily create different scene settings for space at very low costs. In the video, the CCT changeable downlight produces 3000K CCT at its highest intensity level and gradually reaches to 2000K CCT (Warm White) to mimic dimming effect of Incandescent and Halogen lights as it's being dimmed. Before the end of the video, we've also pointed out an alternative product selection, which is to use standard CCT changeable LED GU10 light bulbs that may be suitable for the different scenario.
This solution is good for retrofit or new installation. End-user or Designers may also easily upgrade the dimmable LED MR16 to the rich lighting effects in order to realize their own ideas for space. Without complicated lighting control systems and with minimal wiring works, utilizing phase dimming to achieve light intensity and CCT control is cost effective and practical for F&B environment or for implementing Dim-to-Warm lighting effect at a given location for Commercial or Residential scenario. Compared to lighting control systems, the biggest value of this phase-dimming solution lies its implementation feasibility!