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Certification and regulation – why bother?

By |2020-09-10T13:00:42+01:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Uncategorised|

Lighting product certification and regulation ensures that products meet the relevant local, national or international regulatory standards. Globally, electrical products are required to meet strict safety, environmental and performance standards for the simple reason that, without such extensive precautions, they may injure or kill users. Assets, such as buildings and other possessions, are also at [...]

WEBINAR: LED Drivers Explained

By |2020-09-09T10:40:44+01:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Uncategorised|

In today's fast-paced and rapidly-changing LED arena selecting an LED driver in an industry marked by obscure terminology where even the experts still debate definitions and standards can be overwhelming. Selecting a LED driver can be confusing. In this webinar you will learn about: Concepts such as the choice of constant current and constant voltage drivers [...]

WEBINAR: Dimming LEDs 101

By |2020-04-22T15:47:26+01:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Uncategorised|

A webinar training session for electricians and wholesalers. Can you work out how many LED's your dimmer can support? Do you spend too much time getting LEDs & dimmers to work perfectly? Would you like to learn about getting dimmers, inverters and solar panels to work together? Do you know if you can you sign [...]

Cost savings when dimming LEDs and understanding LED dimmer ratings

By |2020-04-22T15:20:41+01:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Editorial, Uncategorised|

" … energy saving is real when you dim LEDs – the more you dim, the more you save. The more you dim, the cooler the lamp operates resulting in reduced lumen depreciation as well as a longer lifetime of the LEDs driver." By Dr Marthinus Smit and Tracey Steyn, Shuttle Lighting Dimming LEDs in homes, [...]

Inductive interference with dimmers

By |2019-09-05T10:59:59+01:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Uncategorised|

An inductive appliance or equipment (fan, magnetic ballast etc) can sometimes cause interference with a dimmer when it is installed in close electrical proximity to the dimmer.  The lights on a dimmer might exhibit a shudder, flicker or a quick flick and in may turn off when for example an older magnetic ballast or a [...]

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