Frequently Asked Questions

Dimming

What is the best way to set the dimmer for lamp X or Y?

Classical dimmers have 1 common profile for all lamps or switch automatically between phase control and reverse phase control depending on the lamp.

For the more recent generation universal dimmers with standard PLC interference suppression for LED lamps you can use the dimmer search engine in first instance. It will tell you at which dimming level it is best to configure your dimmer. You will need to do it manually if your lamp reference was not tested by us.

Proceed as follows for the universal push button dimmer with standard PLC interference suppression, 3-300W (310-0290X) and the universal rotary dimmer with PLC interference suppression: To select the right profile for the 230V LED lamps:

  1. First try profile 1 (DEFAULT 1). If this profile operates as it should, you can proceed to set the minimum light intensity.
  2. Failing that, you will need to try the profiles LED 4, 5 and LED 6 in succession. If one of these profiles works properly, you can proceed to set the minimum light intensity. The last shown profile is saved and used when the green feedback has indicated three times in which profile the dimmer is set.

To make use of the optimal range of every lamp and to avoid completely switching it off, the minimum dimming level can be adjusted. You can do this with the MIN DIM LEVEL button. The button functions like a push button dimming mechanism. Hold down to dim the lamp up and down. Releasing and pressing again reverses the dimming direction.

Proceed as follows for the universal rotary dimmer with standard PLC interference suppression (310-0190X) and universal modular dimmer with standard PLC interference (330-0070X): To select the right profile for the 230V LED lamps:

  1. Successively try the profiles LED 1 and LED 2. If one of these profiles works properly, you can proceed to set the minimum light intensity.
  2. If not, successively try the profiles Incandescent lamp or Halogen lamp with electronic transformer. If one of these profiles works properly, you can proceed to set the minimum light intensity.
  3. If not, it means the LED lamps need a lot of energy to start up. You should therefore choose profile LED 3 or LED 4. These profiles have a boost function ensuring that, when starting up, the lamps receive enough energy before going into the desired dimming level (provided the memory function is activated).

To make use of the optimal range of every lamp and to avoid completely switching it off, the minimum dimming level can be adjusted. You can do this with the small rotary button on the device.