For small projects that consist of just a single power supply, you’ll need the simpler PWM or TRIAC dimmers
DALI, 0-10v, and DMX LED dimmers can manage multiple zones.
or “pulse width modulation” is a digital signal that “talks” to your strip’s power supply to adjust brightness. You can install a DC PWM dimmer between a standard, non dimmable power supply and the LED strip.
The power supply can be any standard DC power unit and does not need to be dimmable.
Compared to TRIAC dimmable power supplies, these cost cheaper and are readily available. This simple circuit design works well for portable installations where you don’t have to build a dimmer into a wall. DC PWM dimmers are very simple to assemble, easily connecting to the power supply and LED strip.
There are different PWM dimmers available:
RF Dimming provides a remote way to adjust your strip brightness.
Unlike the wired inline LED dimmers, you can dim the led strip by remote control, the distance can get as far as 20 meters in diameter.
A smart dimmer allows you to control your LEDs remotely via a WiFi connection. When setting up a “smart” home or office lighting system, these dimmers are necessary.
You can operate the dimming by using a mobile app. This feature lets you adjust brightness using Alexa or Google Assistant voice controls.
Triac dimmer change 120V/220V AC to 12/24V DC signal for led strip lights., and Interpret dimming signals produced by the Triac dimmer and then translate that into the LED strip’s output.
You’ll need to connect the TRIAC dimmer to the dimmable power supply, then link the power supply’s output to the LED strip.
To avoid voltage drops, ensure that your power unit stays close to your strip lights.
0-10V dimming lets you adjust brightness by altering DC voltage powering your strips.
It can vary voltage between zero and ten volts – zero being “off” and ten at 100% brightness output.
This method lets you link as many dimming receivers as your project requires. This means you’ll be able to manipulate many dimmable LED lights simultaneously.
DALI dimming is a step further from the 0-10V system. Like the 0-10V, this dimmer allows you to adjust many LED strips over a wide area using a central controller.
This method also allows individual users to adjust brightness for specific zones using smaller LED dimmers.
This setup makes for a convenient way to adjust brightness without going all the way to the main switch. Like its 0-10V predecessor, you’ll have to wire it between the dimmable strips and the transformer.
“DMX 512” also works by regulating voltage in the transformer to reduce brightness.
Despite being an old dimming method, DMX is still used today. Applications include large-scale installations, such as concerts, theatre, and other performance venue lighting. This method allows for independent control of different areas of the lighting project. It can run up to 512 DMX receivers, also called channels.
Surge wattage dimming becomes noticeable when you set your LEDs on low brightness. If your brightness is high, you’ll rarely experience flickering.
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