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Scott Imler

Dimmig Leds with board vs built in dimmers

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Hi

We have a number of Led Panels that all have built in dimmers. We are rigging them into a grid thats 12 feet above our heads so we wanted to control/dim them from a lighting board and /or with some hand squeezers. The plan is to place the built in dimmers that are on the lights at 100% and then dim remotely from the ground.Any reason why this would not work. Was curious if they will flicker or possibly damage the panels in any way?

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You can't plug (most) LED panels into dimmers; it doesn't work like that. If you want to dim LEDs remotely you'll need to use types with DMX controls and wire that back to the board.

 

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In theory there is at least one type of LED which will do that. A company called Visionsmith makes a drop-in LED replacement for fresnels which is designed to read the interrupted waveform created by a triac dimmer and dim the light accordingly. I can't see looking around for those just to solve a problem like this, though.

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