lunes, 30 de mayo de 2011

Controlling LEDs - Conclusion

Note that just because a fixture and the desired control use the same control technology (ex: 0-10V) that does not mean they will perform well together. This is especially true with forward and reverse phase control, due to their lack of a formal standard. However, even control technologies that have a standard do not indicate anything about performance, they only pertain to compatibility.

The only way to know for sure if a particular LED lamp or fixture will work with a particular dimmer is to test it. Whether that testing is a mock up or testing by the manufacturer, it is necessary to determine if negative behavior, such as flicker, pop-on, dead travel, etc. will occur. Keep in mind that you will not be able to visually determine what the inrush current of an LED product is so you must find out from the manufacturer or limit the number of lamps you are using to avoid overloading the dimmer.

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