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
DIMEZE™ Deep Dimming Compatibility with Meanwell TRIAC Dimmable (PCD Series) Drivers
As we’ve emphasized, Satisfactory LED Dimming performance relies on quality products from the different catalog to work hand-in-hand. Shortly after we’ve started our own Marketing, we encountered numerous inquiries about which TRIAC Dimmable LED Drivers would our dimmer work with. As time progresses, we see More and More LED Dimmable Drivers Capable of Providing Reliable performance in Low Dimming Range.
But still, these type of questions remain to be some of the Most Frequently Asked Questions. Unfortunately, we do not foresee this would be coming to an end in a reasonably short amount of time.
While our Phase Dimmer and 1-10V Controller products are not limited to working with Mean Well LED Drivers, it’s always good to establish some kind of benchmark with major players for a common ground of understanding. Mean Well (www.meanwell.com) is One of the Trusted Global Supplier in LED Lighting industry with a Good Market Reputation and a Strong Product Portfolio Coverage for many LED Lighting Fixture Driving Applications.
In this video, we’ve demonstrated Satisfactory Deep Dimming performance with our Gen 2 Phase Dimmer, DZ2G450DIAL and the Mean Well TRIAC Dimmable LED Driver, PCD Series. Different LED Driver manufacturers may have different application focus. We can see that Mean Well PCD series consists of 21 models covering a mix of High Voltage (108V)-Low Current & Low Voltage-High Current (2400mA) portfolio for 16 / 25 / 40 / 60W applications.
PCD (Leading & Trailing Edge Dimmable) / 180-295Vac (B Series) Part Number Notation:
- PCD-16-xxxB / 16W Dimmable, Constant Current Output in 350 / 700 / 1050 / 1400 mA
- PCD-25-xxxB / 25W Dimmable, Constant Current Output in 350 / 700 / 1050 / 1400 mA
- PCD-40-xxxB / 40W Dimmable, Constant Current Output in 350 / 500 / 700 / 1050 / 1400 / 1750 mA
- PCD-60-xxxB / 60W Dimmable, Constant Current Output in 500 / 700 / 1050 / 1400 / 2000 / 2400 mA
For details on Mean Well TRIAC Dimmable Constant Current Output (PCD) series, please browse our Recommended Phase-Cut Dimmable LED Driver, Mean Well, or our Co-Branded Marketing Brochure in English and Traditional Chinese.
For details on Mean Well 0/1-10V Dimmable LED Drivers Recommendation, please browse our Recommended 0/1-10V Dimmable Driver, Mean Well.
For further info on LED Dimmable Driver Selection Application Notes in English and Traditional Chinese, or relevant topics in Technology page. Alternatively, please browse our Associated Application Video on this topic here.