What is a wall dimmer?
A wall dimmer is a device used to adjust the brightness or intensity of your light source. It is often installed in the wall and acts as a switch that allows you to dim or brighten the light.
A wall dimmer works with a dimmable light source, such as incandescent, halogen or dimmable LED bulbs. By rotating the knob or knobs, you can control the light intensity.
Using a wall dimmer offers several advantages, such as creating the desired ambience in a room, reducing energy consumption and extending the life of lamps. It’s a handy feature that’s widely used in hotels or restaurants, but it’s also great in your home!
Which lamps work with my wall dimmer?
Tradim’s wall dimmers are available in various versions and options. The wall 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 bulbs, there will be an icon on the bulb’s box indicating whether it is dimmable or not.
What wattage wall dimmer do I need?
The wattage required for a wall dimmer depends on the total power of the lamps or luminaires you want to dim. It is important to choose a wall dimmer that is suitable for the power you want to control, to avoid overloading and possible malfunctions.
When selecting a wall 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.
Phase cut and phase cut wall dimmers
Phase cut and phase cut are two different techniques used in dimmers to adjust the brightness of lighting. The main difference between the two is the point at which the dimmer cuts off or cuts on the voltage in the alternating current cycle.
Phase cut (trailing edge dimming):
In phase cut dimming, the voltage is cut at the end of each AC cycle. The dimmer reduces the amount of energy delivered to the lamp, making it less bright. Phase cut-off is mainly used when dimming LED lamps. But this technique can also be used well with incandescent and halogen lamps. It also improves the lamp’s lifespan. Because the current does not come in all at once.
Phase cutting (leading edge dimming):
In phase cutting, the voltage is cut off at the beginning of each alternating current cycle. The dimmer reduces the amount of energy delivered to the lamp, making it less bright. Phase cut is usually used when dimming incandescent and halogen lamps.
Phase cut is the better and safer option. That’s why Tradim’s dimmers are all phase-cut!
Buy wall dimmers at Tradim
At Tradim, we have a wide range of wall dimmers for the business market.
Smart Wifi or Bluetooth dimmers, Zigbee or Z-wave dimmers. Or regular dimmers with an extensive option of wattages and specifications.
In case of confusion, do not hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help with personal advice.
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