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
SORAA® 12Vac LED Lamps Continuous Quest for Satisfactory Dimming SolutionIn the beginning of our video, we announced the exciting news that SORAA had evaluated our DZ3G450DIAL & will be publishing our device into its Product Compatibility table. We then move on to share our latest finding of using a 12V electronic transformer that’s on SORAA’s Product Compatibility list to achieve competing Deep Dimming performance with a 12Vac LED MR16 against the Constant Current version of the MR16 lamp, which we illustrated in the earlier video.
12Vac LED MR16 lamps are much more popular than the Constant Current (CC) version and they are supplied by many manufacturers in the market. As explained before, the Backward Compatibility issue has been a bottleneck for the 12Vac LED MR16 adoption and often ends-up with mediocre lighting effects. With the introduction of a dimmer, the situation gets more complicated for Dimmable LED MR16 application.
In this video, we set-up both types of LED MR16 lamps with the same lighting specifications (2700K, CRI 95) from SORAA and have the lamps dimmed by our DZ3G450DIAL simultaneously. Keeping the Constant Current LED MR16 lamps (Model # SM16C-CC1-36D-923-03) together with the 10W HEP Constant Current LED Driver (Model # LMTC10W350-Z) on one side as our baseline, we illustrate very different dimming performance by first using the OSRAM ET-30 & change to the BLV 45600201 together with the 12Vac version of LED MR16 lamps (Model # SM16-09-36D-927-03-S3). Note that both Electronic Transformers are selected from the SORAA’s Compatibility table.
Compared to the CC version, the OSRAM ET-30 enables dimming to a low level, but with a much shorter travel. On the other hand, the BLV 45600201 shows a Deep Dimming performance compatible to the CC version. Since we only change the Electronic Transformer in the setup, we can see the contribution of different transformers to the overall dimming effect!
As the 12Vac Electronic Transformer can equally be applied to AR111 lamps, we now have Satisfactory Phase Dimming Solution corresponding to SORAA’s Professional Lamp series, covering products with different input power requirements ranging from 12Vac, Constant Current Drive or Direct Connection, such as GU10.
Stay tuned for further news of our engagement with SORAA in near future!