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® Constant Current LED MR16 & Selectable Constant Current LED Dimmable Driver
To drive LED phase dimming adoption, we’ve been working hard on our dimmer technology to provide a wide compatibility for the many LED lighting products. In the last video, we’ve demonstrated the smooth dimming effect and CRI 95 light quality by directly connecting the SORAA 7.5W Dimmable GU10 light bulbs with our DZ3G450DIAL.
In this video, we’d explore another stream of applications that require the use of external Constant Current LED drivers. Unlike most of the Constant Current (CC) LED drivers only have a single fixed output current, e.g. 350 / 700mA, a Multi-Power (MP) LED driver has the option for the user/installer to select multiple CC outputs from the same driver. While we introduced the Multi-Power driver with 1-10V control before, MP LED drivers that support Phase Dimming (PD) are not commonly found in the market.
In this video, we introduce the 18W and 28W Multi-Power Phase Dimmable Constant Current LED Driver models from IDP Power Technology. We set the output current at 350mA for the 28W driver to drive the SORAA Constant Current LED MR16 to demonstrate the CRI 95 lighting effect again (SORAA Model #: SM16C-CC1-36D-927-03).
Furthermore, we highlight the new location of the MIN Brightness Set feature button for the DZ3G450DIAL; we also quickly show the procedure for Setting & Clearing the MIN Brightness Memory. Therefore, together with the Multi-Power LED Driver, this setup has an additional advantage of being able to customize both the MIN and MAX Brightness for a given application.
Before we end the video, we share that although both SORAA Dimmable GU10 and the CC LED M16 (with external driver) can be connected to our LED Dimmer simultaneously, due to the different startup levels of the LED drivers (internal of the GU10 and the external LED driver), Separate Connection in actual installation is recommended.
For detail IDP Power Technology Multi-Power Phase Dimmable Constant Current LED Driver specification, please browse here.