Besides energy saving, controllability is the next highly expected feature of LED Lighting over Traditional Lighting. However, such a control aspect seems to be missing in daily applications. Since 2015, we've been developing & marketing Phase Dimmers* and related products to address LED dimming control.
Driven by our project field experience, we developed a new type of Tunable White control using Phase Dimming & 0-10V technologies, which gives our Tunable White Controller (DZ1G300TUNE) & Dynamic Lighting Controllers (DZ2G300TUNE_TOGG / _PUSH). It's our goal to lower the technical and costs barriers for different Circadian Lighting or Commercial applications that desire Multi-Purpose Lighting.
* Our 450W / 220-240Vac Single Live-wire Operational Trailing-edge LED Phase Dimmers released to market includes DZ2G450DIAL & DZ1G450CAPS (2015), DZ3G450DIAL (2017), DZ4G450MULT (2018). In 2017, our DZ3G450DIAL was listed as a SORAA® Compatible dimmer. In Q2 2021, an Enhanced version of DZ3G450DIAL has been available.
In this Application Video Library, we shared a number of interesting topics on LED dimming or how our products can be applied in different scenarios.
Additional Energy Saving from LED Phase Dimming (MEGAMAN® LG6603dGD)
Energy Saving is a fundamental benefit of LED lighting. As Lumen-per-Watt continues to improve, brightness control and heat dissipation from LEDs are getting more and more difficult. Thus, LED dimming is becoming an actual need for daily applications. In this video, we use two sets of LG6603dGD bulbs to compare the input power changes as dimming applied to only one of them.
If both systems have already installed with LED lamps, the one being dimmed would save even more energy than the other. This can be important for applications, such as Server Rooms since it requires lighting to be on for most of the time (24-7) and the heat generated would require further air-con to maintain the room temperature at a given range. The additional energy saving from LED dimming should be further explored in such lighting design.
Lightbox / Signage is another potential application, where dimming can be applied to the application to reduce the excessive amount of light and heat. Practice to implementing dimming with lightbox / signage can improve light pollution and save energy wastage massively. See our High Power Factor Dimmable LED Advertisement Lightbox demo to understand the potential of dimming applications in daily life.