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Why Do You Need 0-10V Dimmers for Big Savings?

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Why Do You Need 0-10V Dimmers for Big Savings?

If you are using commercial LED lights in lower ceilings, how often do you really need full output? You get high lumen fixtures just in case, but it would be nice if you can cut down the brightness once in a while. Dimmers for your LED light fixtures can be the difference between big savings and great savings. So what are dimmers? And why should you use them? All About 0-10V Dimmers A 0-10V dimmer lowers the output of your LED light fixtures, giving you control over how bright your room is. It does this by shunting voltage provided by the...

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What Do You Need to Know About Watts & Lumens?

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What Do You Need to Know About Watts & Lumens?

When shopping for LED lighting, you've probably seen a spec listed as '600-watt equivalent'. Wattage used to tell you how bright a light is, which is the case of incandescent light bulbs. However, LED lights play a different game; they consume less energy than incandescent and fluorescent lights, so their wattage is lower. But since LED lights are brighter, there is a disconnect between its brightness and its watts. "What do you mean equivalent? Just tell me how bright it is!" Along with the equivalent watts, you may have also seen lumens listed. But what do these numbers mean? What's...

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