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Dimming LED Stage Lights: What Not to Do

If you're investing in new LED stage lights for your production, it's important to consider how you plan to power them. While it may seem like a good idea to use your existing dimmer modules, doing so could actually end up costing you more in the long run.

Here's why—

LED fixtures require clean power to function properly and safely. Older dimmer modules may not provide the clean power that your new fixtures need, and could actually damage the power supply of your LED lights. Not only could this lead to costly repairs, but some manufacturers may even refuse to honor their warranty if the fixture has been powered improperly via dimmers.

To avoid these potential issues and protect your investment, we recommend replacing any older dimmer modules with relay modules. Unlike dimmer modules, relay modules do not change the voltage or wave shape of the incoming power, ensuring that your LED fixtures receive the clean power they require to function properly.

Not only will using relay modules protect your fixtures, but it can also extend their lifespan. By switching your fixtures off remotely when not in use, you can avoid unnecessary wear and tear on the lights and help maintain their longevity. This is particularly important for LED fixtures, which are more susceptible to heat damage than traditional incandescent bulbs.

When considering which relay modules to use, be sure to look for ones that are compatible with your specific LED fixtures. It's also important to work with a qualified technician or electrician who can ensure that the installation is done correctly and safely.

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us, or take a look at this ETC article.


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