Dimming Domestic Lighting
Dimming domestic lighting is a way of reducing the light output from different types of lamps or fixtures. It can help create different moods, save energy and extend the lifespan of the lamps. However, not all lamps are dimmable and different dimming methods may be required for different light sources.
For example, halogen lamps can be dimmed by simply reducing the voltage supplied to them using a standard wall dimmer switch. However, this may cause them to produce a warmer colour temperature and reduce their efficiency.
LED lamps are more energy-efficient and have a longer lifespan than halogen lamps, but they require a specific type of dimmer switch and driver to work properly. There are different types of LED dimming methods, such as triac dimming, dali dimming, 0-10V dimming and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) dimming. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as compatibility, cost, complexity and performance.
If you want to dim your domestic lighting, you need to check the specifications of your lamps and fixtures, and choose the appropriate dimmer switch and driver for them. You also need to consider the number of lamps in the circuit, the total wattage and the desired dimming range.
If you require any further information or assistance, then please do not hesitate to contact the lighting advisors, where we'll be happy to help.