There are thousands of different dimmable LED light fixtures on the market, but only three major types of dimming methods: Mains Dimming, Dali or DMX.
- Mains Dimming (Trailing Edge)
Mains Trailing Edge dimming can be used to dim most dedicated LED fittings when coupled to a mains dimmable driver. No extra control cable is required.
DMX is commonly used for colour programmable fittings. The DMX signal is generated by a lighting control system and requires dedicated cabling between the controller and driver. DMX is generally used with professionally designed lighting control systems.
DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) has been more commonly found in commercial environments and is a digital system. It is very flexible in its deployment and use. As with the 0-10V system it requires a control cable, but with DALI this cable can be run between many fittings. DALI is generally used with professionally designed lighting control systems. We are increasingly using DALI in residential lighting projects for its superior dimming, flexibility, cost-effectiveness and simplified wiring structure.
Dimmable lighting is a practical and beautiful way to enhance your home. The convenient and flexible lighting of dimmable LEDs allows you to set the scene simply and beautifully.