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Questions tagged [dimming]

'dimming' is the action of reducing the amount of light emitted from a device.

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Light dimmer circuit using triac gives fluctuating dimming

Light dimming using triac and optocoupler is very common and basic circuit, I have successfully tested the dimming for 1 channel (1 triac, 1 opto-coupler) now I want to add one more light dimmer with ...
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0-10v Lighting Control Test Rig for Lighting Control Systems - How to source 10vdc at 2mA?

If this has been asked previously, I have not yet found it. I've never posted here, so please accept my apologies in advance if this post isn't appropriately written. I'm building a test rig for ...
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Help for voltage is being passed trough load, even triac is OFF condition

We are using below circuit for home automation. We are facing problem when 5v battery is not passing to the circuit,but even 1 volt is being passed trough load, even triac is OFF condition.. Please ...
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How much power is dissipated as heat in a 12V MR16 Led Bulb

I just installed a dimmer for a set of (non-dimmable) MR16 bulbs wired in parallel. The dimmer sits between a 12V power supply and the bulbs. My observation when trying to dim the non-dimmable bulbs ...
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Combining a light therapy LED lamp with a light alarm clock - programmable dimmer

I live in a place where there is little daylight in winter, so I would like to use a light therapy lamp. Also, I would like to use it to wake me up, gradually increasing the intensity of the light ...
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Controlling the brightness of LED panel via GPIO pins

I'm trying to control an LED panel like the one in this link. I notice it comes with an LED driver. But what I'm wanting to do is to be able to control the brightness of this light through the GPIO ...
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Dimming LED with speed controller

I'm trying to controll 4 parallel 12V DC LED strips with an speedcontroller. I am able to dim the lights from 100% lit to about 5% lit, but it never turns them off completely. My multimeter can't ...
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How to stop LEDs from dimming in small circuit

I wired up a simple circuit (below) which was designed using the "Every Circuit" website/app. It's a small LED circuit used inside a costume prop. When the master switch is pressed, the 3 LEDs light ...
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How to improve an elegant design for an LED dimmer, low-powered with LDO

I am building a sunrise alarm clock. The LED is supposed to get brighter over the course of 30 minutes, then remain fully lit for another 30 minutes, then switch off. I am using a digital pin on an ...
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Does a dimmed LED lamp draw less power than one at full brightness? [closed]

Does a dimmable 6W LED lamp, dimmed to 50%, draw c. 3W? Or does it still draw the full 6W?
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How to increase the dimming range of mosfet controlled LED

I'm slowly getting into circuits and I've put together a PWM LED dimmer. The led is driven by this circuit: I'm driving the PWM via a separate BLE device which maps a user input of [0, 100] to an 8 ...
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Constant Current Led Driver (non dimmable) to work with PWM

I have 18W lamps that came with non dimmable led drivers. Ive found datasheet for the main chip (ws3441), which included schematics: and internal block scheme of the chip: I'd like to add dimming ...
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Can a MOSFET be used for dimming instead of switching a LED?

I have a simple circuit that uses a MOSFET to switch on and off a ~100W LED spotlight (30V, 3A). It works for this application. I have been asked to modify the circuit so that the LED can be dimmed ...
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LED driver type detection- 0-10V or DALI

I am looking for the solution which can automatically detect the driver type installed in street light luminary. There are control mechanism which controls and provides the 0-10V and DALI dimming to ...
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Zero-crossing signal inconsistent timing

I have an ESP-07 with NodeMCU firmware connected to a dimming module with a zero-crossing pin. The current frequency should be 50Hz, which means that the time between two zero crossing should be 10ms,...
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RobotDyn dimmer controlled by ESP 07 only results in flickers

I use a dimmer module connected to an ESP07 which has Node MCU firmware. I'm using the Z-C interrupt to skip sinusoidal pulses, however I only obtain flickering instead of dimming. The light is bulb ...
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Defining contrast ratio and dimming ratio in a LED driver

I read in this article which analyze the contrast ratio achievable with switched mode LED driver system, that is defined as \$ \frac{1}{t_{on}} : 1 \$. Intuitively I can get that the minimum time ...
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Dimming LED based on 12v signal

I've got an LM358 comparator turning on an LED. What I'd like to add is a way to dim the LED by a fixed amound when a 12v signal is sensed. It's in a tach circuit in a car, and when the headlights ...
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How may I select a smoothing capacitor to mitigate LED flicker without the use of a scope?

I recently replaced a set of incandescent bulbs from the interior of my old car with some very inexpensive festoon LEDs. Unfortunately the LEDs are not 100% compatible with the lighting system as ...
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COB LED Dimming via Poentiometer?

I want to create a dimmer for high power LED light's i'm building for video work. I'm using CREE CXB3590 chips, which have run at 36V with a forward current of 3.6A. I am powering these through a 150W ...
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Backlight dimming Innolux at065tn14 with vs-ty2662-v1 (PCB800099) LCD driver board

I would like to dim an Innolux at065tn14 LCD backlight via an PWM signal generated by an arduino pro mini. The driver board has an pt4103 Step-Up Converter to drive the backlight of the LCD display. I'...
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Dimmer buzzing, lights flickering [closed]

Got an issue with my lights and a dimmer. I got a room with 4 lights in it (6W LED panel lights) and a 60-600W dimmer. Somewhy, the lights from time to time flicker and the dimmer is buzzing all the ...
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Driving/dimming/strobing 30 pieces of Cree XR-E individually via Rispberry Pi 3, powered by 18v 4.0mAh makita accu

I am looking for a solution to individually dim (or if not possible switch) 30 Cree XR-E LEDs driven by a 18v 4.0Ah Makita battery and a step-down converter to go from 18v to 3,5v capable of handling ...
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PWM dimming with ZCD generates humming noise from fan at low speeds

I have created a circuit which implements PWM dimming using phase cutting with Zero cross detection which works well on incandescent bulbs but creates humming noise when connected to a fan. I am using ...
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Triac misfires because of noise from inductive loads

The product is a wifi enabled smart switching device. One device has 4 different channel for four different appliances to be connected to the product. Each channel has a pair of optocoupler and triac ...
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High frequency p-channel mosfet pwm dimmer problem

The circuit below is the final one, after all the advice from Mishyoshi and especially Andy aka. It includes Zener diode protection against over-voltage between gate and source on the Mos-fets and ...
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Arduino To Control Light Intensity

So I want to build a circuit that can control the intensity of a light bulb (powered by 220V AC, 60 Hz) through the output voltage of Arduino. I know I must use Triac but the question is, is the ...
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LED dimming and modulating with two PWM signals

I have a need for an LED, driven by a constant current source, that can be smoothly dimmed and also semi-rapidly (say 2.5kHz) modulated for later bandpass filtering. I've designed a possible circuit, ...
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Best circuit for Zero Cross Detection

I am trying to build an optimal circuit for Zero cross detection for PWM dimming using a microcontroller. I have gone through most of forums and their implementation varies. I understand that the ...
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4-position touch dimmer - waveforms unexpected, but functional. need suggestions for soft switching

I have a 4-position touch dimmer that is fed with 120VAC line voltage and outputs one of four 120VAC waveforms. The output waveform is input to an electronic transformer labeled to permit "dimmed ...
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Best Lamp Dimming Circuit? [closed]

What's the best way to dim a lamp, and why? Also, which method is typically used in most typical residential dimmers? I originally thought it was as simple as wiring a potentiometer between the source ...
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Design considerations for LED strip PWM dimming

A note on my background: I'm a programmer in an electronic design company, starting out with hobby projects. I'm planning to design a PWM LED strip dimmer and colour controller for an RGB/RGBW led ...
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Which way I should go, Relay or Triac Switching?

I am developing one consumer product in which I am going to operate Resistive and Inductive loads. In this project there is also a need of dimming of the loads. I have completed programming part. ...
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Need help controlling a relay using a dimming light

TL; DR: Trying to control a relay using a dimming light. When the light is fading on and off, it causes the relay to switch on and off very quickly. Hi all, I am trying to control a relay with the ...
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How does a 120VAC neon indicator lamp respond to a leading-edge triac dimmer?

I bought a dirt cheap toaster oven to convert to a solder reflow station, and I noticed in the teardown that it apparently has a neon power indicator. It goes out instantly when it loses power ...
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LED flickers below 3%

We are working on an LED dimmer circuit which supports DALI2.0 Interface. We already received the hardware and working on software only. LED driver circuit is based TPS92515HV and below is the ...
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DALI DAPC OFF command

We are working on DALI LED control gear type product. We are using TPS92515 as LED driver and its controlled through Iadj pin (analog dimming). Our issue is even if we give input zero (GND) to control ...
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Why is this digital potentiometer working?

I've been working on a circuit to dim a Shop Light that according the manufacturer is 0-10V dimmable. Built into the light is an LED power supply that provides two wires, a purple DIM+ and grey DIM-. ...
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Incandescent Light Bulb Soft Start

Is there any circuit to make incandescent bulbs (60-100W) light up more gradually? I've seen many different devices but none of them would work for me. I do not want to just stop the high current ...
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Light fixture dimming, LED turn of

I'm trying to dim a light fixture with the DALI protocol. It functions quite fine but when the dimming gets low two thirds of the LED:s turn of. Why is this? Is it because the voltage forward gets ...
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Dimmable LED lights flashing on full power

This is quite specific but i don't know another site to ask this on. Symptoms: I have a driver that has 3 settings, off, dim and full. The lights turn on and work on dim but on full they flash. ...
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IC controlled triac dimmer design, zero crossing detection and inductor sizing [closed]

I'm trying to create a dimmer that uses an IC to control the triac firing. My understanding is that I need a random phase optocoupled triac driver. However I need to know when the zero crossing is on ...
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Atmega328p PWM overheating and flickering

I'm trying to build a dimming control for a 24V RGBW-LED strip using potentiometers as analog inputs. It's pretty similar to the analogWrite() example on the arduino website (arduino.cc/en/Reference/...
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Hot Mosfet IRL540N with Gate 5v and Source 12v-260 mA [closed]

I've connected the + of a 12v powersupply to a 12v LED-spot. The - of the LED-spot is connected to the source of a IRL540N mosfet. The drain is connect to the - of the 12v power supply and the ground ...
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FAN Noise with PWM and MOSFET

Objective: Control fan speed with PWM. I am using MOSFET IRF830 with PWM from ATMEL AT89C52. Below is the schematic With this schematic fan makes humming noise at dimming (when not at full power). ...
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Would increasing regulator rating allow connected components to a system to not cause brownout?

Currently, I have several ICs connected in a circuit to a 6 VDC wall supply through a 7805T voltage regulator. The outputs of the circuit are LEDs and I also have a test point in my circuit in which I ...
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TRIAC dimmer and bridge rectifier with LED filament lamp

I have a TRIAC dimmer for usual tungsten lamps and LED filament lamp like this one. If i rectify chopped waveform from the dimmer with full-bridge rectifier and smooth the output using a capacitor, ...
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FAN NOISE issue in triac phase angle dimming

I have successfully dimmed a light bulb using a triac & phase chopping method,but when I tried dimming an inductive load (for e.g. ceiling fan) then it made a humming noise at DIMMING, however it ...
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Resistor value selection for PWM dimming of Meanwell LED driver

I'm controlling a Meanwell LED driver's dimming function using 0-5V PWM from an Arduino, stepped up to the 0-10V PWM the driver expects. Here is the circuit. '0-5v' is the 5V PWM from the ...
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How to build a light sensor for PWM dimmed light (for comparison against CC dimmed light)?

I am working on a project in which I need to find a PWM duty cycle to dim an LED to the same brightness level as an LED being dimmed with CCR. Initially, I was considering using a camera for this: I ...