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
Multi-Power LED Driver and Buzz Sound from 1-10V ControlMulti-Power LED Drivers come with a set of selectable constant output currents and work within a wide output voltage range; such feature enables installers to use it with different lighting fixtures without wasting resources for searching for the matched LED drivers for the particular lamp loads on-hand, which helps them saving their project time greatly. It’s also common for the multi-power LED drivers to come with 1-10V dimming control interface; thus the multi-power LED drivers are recommended for field installation or replacement projects and for those, who would like to implement a dimming function to their existing fixtures.
In the video, we use the LCM series (LCM-25, LCM-40, LCM-60) from Meanwell (www.meanwell.com) and the DZ1G1TEN (1 - 10V Controller) from Legend Tech DIMEZE™ to demonstrate how easy it is to achieve dimming function with two downlights with very different electrical specifications. We use the same LCM-25 to drive a Philips 5W downlight and a no-name 12.5W downlight and make them dimmable with our 1-10V controller. We also demonstrate the Minimum-Trim option setting from DZ1G1TEN and highlight the common pitfall of mixing the DIM+ and DIM- connection, which results in no dimming effect in 1-10V control.
In the second part of the video, we connect the DZ1G1TEN with the PCM-60-24, which is a 60W / 24V constant voltage driver for LED strip light from Meanwell. We point out that the audible buzz sound does happen when the 1-10V dimmers are connected to some LED drivers; we also connect the same 24V strip and dimmer to another 24V LED driver from a different manufacturer for comparison. Although it’s very simple in design, we emphasize the importance of getting the appropriate product certification for the 1-10V dimmers (DZ1G1TEN CE Test: EN55015:2013+A1:2015, EN61547:2009, EN610003-2:2014, EN610003-3:2013) and proper dimmer-driver compatibility evaluation prior-to-purchase. At the end of the video, we repeat the importance of not mixing the 24V LED driver with 12V LED strip light, which may cause fire hazard!