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
Adding Control Intelligence to a Phase Dimming SystemAs the LED lighting industry continues to advance with better lighting product performance, the demand for more control intelligence has also raised proportionally. In between only On/Off and Smart Control with a mobile phone, in this video, we utilize only a Timer, a Motion Sensor, and a Dimmer (& LED Driver) unit to realize some level of control intelligence. This proposed system makes phase dimming more interesting by adding control intelligence to further contribute to energy saving. Unlike a centralized control system, this system can be added to wherever it is needed at low costs.
In this video, we stimulate a typical energy saving scenario, where the lights are dimmed and switched-on fully according to the body motions detected. The idea is similar to a T8 tube with an integrated sensor in the facilities management or building staircases. But unlike a sensor integrated T8 tube, this proposed system can be adapted to other phase dimmable lighting fixtures at will. In this video, we’ve used a CCT changeable and a regular phase dimmable downlight and dimmable LED light bulbs to illustrate the idea.
Furthermore, the timer, sensor, and dimmer units can be located separately that allow the units to be placed at more convenient locations. As the wiring is very simple and only requires live-and-neutral wires for connection, this proposed system is good for installation, where an only small budget is available and implementation is only required for few selected locations. Potential applications would include Commercial Lighting and Art Museum Lighting etc.
As different combinations of the control units can achieve different control intelligence, this proposed solution only serves as a proof-of-concept for lighting designer and electrical contractors to consider and brainstorm for applications that require easy implementation of more intelligent control of the lighting effects.