Hager claims to be the first manufacturer in the UK to offer a dimming solution that can recognise new loads. The new range of dimmers has a lamp learning function, which allows it to detect and control different lamps including dimmable CFLs and LEDs.
The new dimmers will allow installers to propose a dimming a solution that does not depend on the load technology that the customer will connect. It also allows the end customer to change the lamp type without having to call the installer for advice.
Says Steve Dyson, product manager for Hager: “People are used to dimming their lighting, but, since the withdrawal of the incandescent lamp, this has simply not been possible with a number of the alternative light sources.
“The current situation is that the installer needs to refer to the lamp manufacturer to find out what dimmer they can use with a dimmable CFL or LED. This is unnecessarily complicated and also leads to a problem when the lamp needs replacing.
“Our solution is a one or two module control device that is fitted in the electrical distribution board. This means that any wiring accessory with a retractive switch can be used for dimming, so the choice for the end user is not limited.”
There are four products in the range that includes two basic dimmers and two more advanced dimmers – depending on the wattage of the lighting circuit and the functionality needed. The more advanced dimmers have additional capabilities such as scene setting. KNX compatible variants of these universal dimmers will also be available soon.
For further information about Hager’s new range of dimmer modules please contact: Hager Ltd, Hortonwood 50, Hortonwood, Telford, TF1 7FT. Tel: 0870 240 0400. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.hager.co.uk. Follow Hager on twitter @hageruk.