customers select dimming capabilities when purchasing LEDs. Dimming will reduce
energy cost and create an overall ambiance for the space being illuminated.
With dimming, you can control your lighting system to reduce light intensity
through a manual or automatic setting.
lets clarify that All LED Strips are dimmable with a dimmable driver.
are different types of dimming which operate using different functions. Your
application may benefit from a different type of dimming depending on what type
of lighting you are trying to achieve.
known as TRAIC or Leading-Edge dimming will “clip” the positive and negative
going to the AC voltage wave before sending the wave to the driver which will
then reduce the power delivered to the driver. The driver then creates a
current that is equivalent to the reduced power on the dimmer. This method is primary
side dimming, meaning that there is no additional wire required. The dimming goes
directly to the driver. This type of dimming is popularly used in household
setting using MLV Dimmer switches. Please review our list of compatible dimmers
to ensure a proper and efficient installation.
known as analog dimming, 0-10 Dimming uses two wires between the dimmer and the
driver. This method is known as secondary side dimming. The driver provides the
current signal between (0-10V) to the dimmer and the dimmer then reduces the
voltage to dim the lights. 0-10V dimmable drivers are only able to dim LEDs to
10% light output. This is a traditional method of dimming lights and is mainly
used in commercial setting with building control systems or RGB LEDs.
Dimming is compatible with sinking dimmers and sourcing dimmers.
(Digital Multiple X)
Digital Multiplexing communication was originally created for theatrical
industry, but now is widely used for architectural lighting. DMX is a digital
protocol which sends "packets" of information to individual light
fixtures over a communication wire. Fixtures can be addressed from 001 to 512,
each address corresponds to one channel. DMX allows you to create any lighting
scene desired through programming and automation.
that there any over a variety of different types of dimming but we wanted to
browse over the few that we believe are useful to our customers. All
installations and electrical wiring should be completed by a licensed
electrician. Should you have any further questions about what wiring is best
for your GlowbackLED lighting application please feel free to contact our