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
A Push-Button Interface Dynamic Lighting Control for Tuneable White LED FixturesIn this video, we showed the Push-Button interface variation of our Dynamic Lighting Controller. With this interface, users would adjust the light intensity and color temperature value of a Tuneable White LED Fixture control directly using a pair of low voltage Push-Buttons on a wall plate. We also provided a detailed look at each of our aluminum alloy faceplate designs.
Compared with the toggle switch interface, the push-button interface has an obvious advantage of simplified wiring: The number of wires from the wall plate to the dynamic lighting controller is reduced from 5 (DIM+, DIM-, GND, CCT+, and CCT-) for the toggle switch interface to 3 (DIM, GND, and CCT) for the push-button interface.
In terms of device operation, the Push-Button interface is very much the same as our Gen 4 Two-Way Dimmer (Model # DZ4G450MULT), which has a single push button for Light On/Off, Dim Up/Down and Toggle between the Pre-set Hi/Low-Intensity levels functionalities. Additionally, the controller now also supports Color Temperature value adjustment and up to two Customized Preferred Color Temperature value memory setting.
Furthermore, a Cycling operation has been added to the adjustment process in the way that once the Intensity level or Color Temperature value has reached either the Maximum or Minimum level, the adjustment would automatically bounce in the opposite direction. The Pre-set High / Low-Intensity level and Pre-set Warm White / Cool White Color Temperature value would enhance the user experience.
The procedures for customization of the Minimum-Intensity Level & Preferred Color Temperature Setting are also demonstrated in the video. In terms of customization, users shall note that
- Since the controller supports both tuneable white or dimmable LED fixtures and the power requirements of the fixtures can be completely different from each other, the Minimum-Intensity level shall be reset according to the fixture on-hand. In our previous video, we’ve suggested user(s) keep a visible light output level as the Minimum-Intensity level in order to avoid confusion in practice. To do this, first switch-off the light. Hold the Color Temperature button to enter the Minimum-Intensity setting mode. Once the user has finished the setting and released the Color Temperature button, the Minimum-Intensity memory would be saved. After the memory has been saved successfully, users may find the Intensity level bounce back once the brightness level has reached the particular level.
- Although the Pre-set Low-Intensity level cannot be changed directly, the controller would automatically compare the Minimum-Intensity level with the Pre-set Low-Intensity level, in such a way that if the Minimum-Intensity level is above the Pre-set Low-Intensity, the Minimum-Intensity level would be used as the New Pre-set Low-Intensity level. The resultant dimming range would then become narrower than before. In this case, the user can reset the current Minimum-Intensity level setting as described above. For this reason, we suggest users set the Minimum-Intensity level to a reasonable level to avoid confusion.
- This controller supports up to two memory settings for customized color temperature values. Users may follow a similar procedure like the Minimum-Intensity setting to alter the values, by first switching off the light, then hold the Intensity button and begin the color temperature value adjustment. Once the Intensity button is released, the color temperature value will be saved. As there are only two memories available, further changes will overwrite the previous setting. To trigger the Pre-set Color Temperature values, simply execute two consequent short presses and the two settings will be swapped.