Today, the lighting market offers consumers more choice than ever before. Low-powered, energyefficient lighting technologies, such as LEDs and CFLs, are now replacing traditional incandescent or halogen resistive load types. However, this shift has created a market-wide problem — compatibility issues when dimming these new non-resistive loads with phase-controlled dimmers.
Many lighting manufacturers label their LED and CFL loads as being dimmable or compatible, even though there are no test standards to confirm such claims. These non-resistive loads include complex electronic circuits in the LED drivers or CFL ballasts, which attempt to replicate the dimming behaviour of traditional resistive loads. If the LED drivers or CFL ballasts are not fully compatible with a particular dimmer, it will lead to erratic lighting behaviour.
The common indicators of less/non-compatible, energy-efficient lighting are: flickering, significantly smaller dimming range and a dim glow even when the load is in the off-state.
That’s why Clipsal by Schneider Electric created a device that provides enhanced dimming control of low-powered, energy-efficient lighting. The Clipsal 31LCDA Load Correction Device is designed to improve the dimming performance of most dimmable LEDs/CFLs, when used in conjunction with Clipsal 2-Wire Dimmers. This affordable solution will compensate for the shortcomings seen in many of these complex and low-powered load types.
The next time you experience compatibility issues between a Clipsal 2-Wire Dimmer and a new LED/CFL load, the 31LCDA should be your first course of action.
Features and Benefits
Warranty starts from Invoice Date
Domestic Use: 2 Year
Commercial Use: 2 Year
Warranty Method: Clipsal in home warranty