Everyone knows line-voltage dimmers were designed for a resistive load, namely the incandescent lamp. And that LEDs are not linear loads, so some of them are incompatible. Yes, there are specialty dimmers for CFLs and even a few for LEDs now, and we are looking for more..
Does your company have a NEW dimmer, that you would like added to our compatability list for LED lamps? My team here at Philips has assembled a facility to expedite dimmer-testing with just about any of the Philips USA-market LED lamps. I am not certain this effort is duplicated overseas, so if you ask, I will query internally, but do you have anything new that you want us to examine for the USA?
Hello Don -
I am happy to be a part in this community. My company, Keystone LED, has been working on next generation driver technology for the past year. Granted, as a small startup our progress has been maddenly slow, however our team of engineers have been working on what we think, is the next evolutionary step for drivers. Part of this new technology is focused on dimming. We have had promising results thus far however at this time we are creating gen2 boards to continue development.
I am in the process of getting a white paper from our lead engineer for a status report. I would like to share this information and possibly submit a board or boards for testing. I thoroughly read the terms and conditions. Our tech is currently patent pending, and I see no mention of submitting information with patent-pending status. Can you explain to me how this would work?
Thank you, and I will be back soon with much more information.
John R. Bloom
President - Keystone LED
1313 Cloverly Road
Warminster, PA 18974
PH (215) 206-0437
I didn't notice if there is a mechanism to "private message" me but I suggest anyone else use THAT if there is, so I can get your contact information without you having to post it.
I will pass your info along to the proper channel here.
Anyone else have a new technology for dimming?