What is a pulse dimmer?
A pulse dimmer is not equipped with a conventional dimmer shaft but with a click system. The dimmer is installed behind a pulse switch and can be operated by means of this click system. The way the switch is pressed determines whether the lighting is switched on or off, or dimmed.
By means of these pulse switches, the dimmer can be operated from different locations. The dimmer can be operated with up to 15 pulse switches and can be used universally with all brands of pulse switches such as Gira, Jung, Peha, Berker, Kopp, etc.
The dimming speed (how fast the dimmer goes from minimum to maximum dimming setting) is easy to set, as are the minimum and maximum dimming settings using the adjusting screw. In addition, the dimmer has an option to remember the last dimming setting, even if there has been a power cut.
One point of interest is the mounting depth of the pulse dimmer. Check to make sure that the assembly (pulse dimmer + dimmer module) fits the flush-mounting box.
Which lamps work with my pulse dimmer?
Tradim’s pulse dimmers come in a variety of designs and options. The pulse dimmers are available for incandescent lamps, halogen lamps or LED lamps. However, it is very important that the lamps are dimmable! So pay extra attention to this when buying matching lamps. If you already have lamps, there is an icon on the box of the lamp whether it is dimmable or not.
What wattage pulse dimmer do I need?
The wattage required for a pulse dimmer depends on the total power of the lamps or luminaires you want to dim. It is important to choose a pulse dimmer that is suitable for the power you want to control, to avoid overloading and possible malfunctions.
When selecting a pulse dimmer, check the maximum wattage the dimmer can support. This wattage is usually indicated on the packaging or in the dimmer’s specifications. Make sure the maximum wattage of the dimmer is higher than the total wattage of the bulbs you want to connect. It’s a good idea to also take into account any future changes in your lighting setup.
Keep in mind that some dimmers require a minimum wattage to function properly. If the total wattage of the lamps connected is lower than the dimmer’s minimum wattage, problems such as flickering light or unstable dimming performance may occur.
In doubt about the right wattages for your specific situation? Don’t hesitate to contact us.