Dimming of LED light sources
It is said that LED light sources are TOP of the market and are now used in 80% of buildings and homes to save costs. However, it is more difficult to define a load of LED sources on the dimmer with the aim of trouble-free regulation. Each dimmer has overcurrent protection that reacts at certain peak current.
Each load (bulb, LED, energy-saving lamp) has a certain power consumption. This is usually stated on the packaging by the manufacturer. However, the peak current value of this load is usually not stated. This is because each LED or energy-saving lamp has electronics inside, peak current values may vary considerably for different products. Generally, it is not possible to determine the number of individual LED bulbs, if we do not know this value; we can only test a specific number of pieces. The solution to the determination is by the power factor cos φ. The power factor of dimmable LED lamps ranges from cos φ = 0.95 to 0.4. You can get the approximate max. Load value by multiplying the dimmer load and the power factor of the connected light source.
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ELKO EP is one of the world's leading manufacturers of electronic equipment for residential, office and industrial automation. We have been supplying the world over for the past 25 years; our main domain is primarily relays, but we also supply wireless products and IoT products. But we're not just focused on products; we also propose comprehensive and highly effective solutions.
Our branches are located in 16 countries around the world, but all developments and production takes place in our own premises in Holešov. Thanks to this background, we have received several important awards, such as the Visionary of the Year 2015 or the Global Exporter in 2016.