Dimmable T8 flourescent tubes. Idea was 2 of the 58W tubes mounted
over the kitchen wall units and controlled by a dimmer switch (must be
brushed steel finish).
So, a couple of these:
to be connected to a dimmer switch.
First surprise: dimming interface is apparently "1-10Volts DIMM", but
I can find no proper information about this interface, lots of
conflicting info and switches that might be correct ranging from 7
quid to 70 quid. And warnings that these cannot be driven from 0-10V
lighting desks !
What is the simplest way to connect these up so they act like a normal
dimmer switch ?
The switch must be brushed steel.
A remote interface to convert a normal dimmer (0-240V ??) to the
required interface would be fine.
Well another one here:
Seems like they must supply 10V since a potentiometer is all that is
required. Philips do a suitable dimmer for only 10 quid, so I'll
probably get it and either butcher or recreate in brushed steel, since
they do not specify the pot required in their datasheets.
Also, I aim to use the 2 x 58W ballast with two tubes layed out end to
end instead of in parallel. Will I likely have a problem with the
maximum length of wires (due to the high frequency) if used like
Now, are RS still "trade" only ...?
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