Simplicity® Electronic Fluorescent Dimmers
Analog & Digital
HUNT Dimming manufactures a complete line of 0-10VDC controls and Phase-Control dimmers for use with controllable analog electronic fluorescent ballasts. These dimmers provide linear lighting control from 100% to 5% of rated lumen output and are available in single-pole or 3-way designs for both 120V and 277V applications. Simplicity® products are specification-grade, preset slide wallbox dimmers for use in low amperage applications controlling T8, T5 or CFL lamps.
High amperage applications are easily controlled with our "FD" modular systems which incorporate a unique wall mounted, Eclipsis style, single-point-of-control preset slide unit, with a remote mounted FD power module for controlling up to several hundred T8, T5 or CFL lamps.
In addition, HUNT manufacturers products compatible with the digital DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) protocol.
Typical Uses and Applications
Dimming electronic fluorescent ballasts can be accomplished through either 0-10VDC or Phase-Control analog technologies, or the digital DALI protocol. Any of these can be used in most dimming situations, but each has its own unique benefits.
Today, the most commonly used technologies are analog. Typically, if the application is energy-management in nature, 0-10VDC is more likely to be used. This scenario allows the user to tie the lighting together with occupancy or daylight sensors, building management systems or manual dimming controls.
If the applications is part of an architectural lighting scheme, such as dimming a conference room or an individual office, Phase-Control technology may be most appropriate. Here, the stand-alone dimming ballast with only a two wire connection allows for simple, cost-effective retrofits and excellent single location control.
An alternate technology, digital DALI, is best suited where a higher degree of individual lamp addressibility is required or the flexibility to easily provide for future lighting changes is desired.
If you have questions about which ballast technology might be best for your particular application, please contact our Customer Service Department for engineering assistance.
HUNT dims electronic fluorescent ballasts manufactured by:
For use with:
- Philips / Advance
- Osram / Motorola
- F32, F25 or F17 T8s & T5s
- 26W quad 4-pin CFLs
- 26W, 32W and 42W triple CFLs
- FT40W long twin tubes