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Simplify Lighting Control with Reliable 0-10V Dimmer

0-10V dimmer has been widely used for commercial and industrial lighting control due to its simplicity and reliability. It is quite suitable for controlling fluorescent ballast and LED driver.

The whole 0-10V control system consists of control signals and receivers, and the control signal sends signal to the receiver which receives the signal and outputs PWM signal to the connected lamps.


0–10V is one of the earliest and simplest electronic lighting control signaling systems; simply put, the control signal is a DC voltage that varies between zero and ten volts. The controlled lighting should scale its output so that at 10V, the controlled light should be at 100% of its potential output, and at 0V it should be at 0% output. Dimming devices may be designed to respond in various patterns to the intermediate voltages, giving output curves that are linear for: voltage output, actual light output, power output, or perceived light output.


Dimming fluorescent ballast and Dimming LED drivers often use 0–10V control signals to control dimming functions. In many cases, the dimming range of the power supply or ballast is limited. If the light output can only be dimmed from 100% down to 10%, there must be a switch or relay available to kill power to the system and turn the light completely off. Most 0–10 V controllers offer either a built-in line voltage relay or an external line voltage relay. Depending on the application, these options should be considered.


The simplicity of 0-10V dimmer makes it straightforward to understand, implement and diagnose, and its low current (typically 1mA) means it can be run along relatively thin cables with little voltage drop.


0-10v signal can be available with different types such as rotary knob, push button or full touch panel, all of which provide smooth dimming and switch on/off functions. The full touch panel one is a new and popular trend which enables users to control easily and fast. They come with ultra sensitive tempered glass touch panel which features smooth touch control experience. Unlike traditional rotary knob or push button design, you do not have to use much force, just slight touch is enough. If you would like a comfortable control, I would like to recommend the full touch type to you.


0-10v receiver is available with both AC and DC versions to be compatible with different types of LED lamps. For DC version, you can choose constant voltage version for LED strip lights or constant current version for LED downlights, LED spotlights etc. Generally the receivers can not only be controlled by 0-10v signal, but also by potentiometer signal, and push signal while without 0-10v signal. The receiver can be available for single color, dual colorFree Web Content, and RGB/RGB+W LEDs.

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Jerry Xu is a professional lighting control specialist from Hongkong Sunricher Technology Limited who provides high quality 0-10v dimmer and LED dimmer for simplified and reliable lighting control.

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