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Start time requirements for LED luminaires

Start time requirements for LED luminaires

March 7, 2017

WHITE PAPER - As the LED lighting industry continues to mature various industry organizations and government agencies are creating guidelines and/or standards to (1) ensure that LED luminaires meet a minimum set of performance requirements and (2) enforce consistency between LED luminaires.

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Lighting Control Systems

Lighting Control Systems

March 3, 2017

WHITE PAPER - The most commonly used systems in professional LED lighting are DALI, 0-10V, 1-10V and DMX. The different dimming protocols have their own characteristics and advantages and disadvantages. The system to choose depends on your requirements.

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Compatibility sheet 0-10V

Compatibility sheet 0-10V

February 22, 2017

Selecting the right dimmer/switch/dimming control system is crucial for having the desired quality of light. Compatibility between dimmer/switch/dimming control system and the LED driver is a key factor of succes in high-end LED lighting applications.

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How to wire DMX lighting systems

How to wire DMX lighting systems

January 30, 2017

APPLICATION NOTE - DMX/RDM is a robust and reliable system for lighting control. However, if not implemented correctly, problems can arise such as random flashing of lights, erratic operation and delays in responding to commands. This document explains the best practices in DMX wiring.

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LightShape DALI network setup

LightShape DALI network setup

October 17, 2016

APPLICATION NOTE - In the default factory setting, LightShape is set to ‘off’ for eldoLED DUALdrive LED drivers. This means that the driver will respond as a normal DALI DT6 ballast – except that there are 2 ballasts in a single DUALdrive LED driver.

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Why you need dimming curves

Why you need dimming curves

August 22, 2016

WHITE PAPER - Often, when dimming, the amount of light output doesn’t change much in the first half of the dimmer’s range and then drops fast when the dimmer is past halfway – leaving halve of the dimmer’s range virtually unused. Why does this happen?

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How to choose the right circuit breaker

How to choose the right circuit breaker

July 18, 2016

APPLICATION NOTE - You switch on your just installed LED lighting system, but nothing happens... Of course you will check the circuit breaker and to your surprise it is engaged.
What just may have happened is that the inrush currents of your drivers triggered the circuit breaker.

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Flicker performance in LED lighting

Flicker performance in LED lighting

June 30, 2016

WHITE PAPER - This paper focuses on (undesirable) flicker that may be introduced when a luminaire is dimmed. Especially in LED applications, the choice of an LED driver can have a direct impact on the flicker performance of a luminaire.

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Calculating the number of LEDs

Calculating the number of LEDs

October 7, 2014

APPLICATION NOTE - Selecting the right LED driver for your application can be pretty frustrating when your line of work is not electrical engineering! Allow us to show you how to do the Voltage-Current-Wattage check.

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