ANSI C137.1 Compatibility for ERP 0–10 V Drivers

INTRODUCTION: The ANSI C137.1 standard (currently in version ANSI C137.1-2022; available here) specifies the 0–10 V control interface method and performance requirements for dimmable LED drivers, fluorescent ballasts, and dimming control units where output power is adjustable between minimum/off and maximum via a control input signal. The interface may be from one or more control ...Read More

Forward vs. Reverse Phase Dimming

Forward phase dimming is the most common dimming method used in the U.S., with over 150 million controllers in current operation. While it is surpassed by reverse phase dimming in some ways, it still has many important benefits, which include. ...Read More

Control Your Light Levels With a LED Dimming Driver

LED lights offer many benefits. They are economical, efficient, don't flicker, and there's no delay when switching on. Light output is easily varied using a LED dimming driver. While notÊinitially the cheapest option, the long-life expectancy and low energy consumption means LED lights are more economicalÊin the long run. ...Read More

Enjoying the Benefits of Dimmable LED Technology

LED technology is evolving rapidlyÊand consumers are reaping the benefits of lower energy bills each and every month. While energy savings are the leading reason companies and homeowners are making the switch, there are many other benefits to consider when choosing to install dimmable LED lighting. These benefits include longevity, convenience, comfort, efficiency, and safety.Ê ...Read More

Optimizing Energy: The Leading Edge Dimmer Switch

ERP provides power supplies, the leading edge dimmer switch you need for your LED lighting, and constant current LED drivers. Industries far and wide have benefited from our products, which are designed and manufactured in a top plant in China Ð although our home base is the tech ground zero of Moorpark, CA. Peruse ourÊwebsite for more information of the range of products we carry. ÊYou can also find our contact information there. ...Read More

Dimmable LED Lighting to Boost Savings and Match Any Purpose

LED lighting is well-known for its capabilities in providing a comfortable, well-lit setting, and energy efficiency. While a simple "on-and-off" setup using LEDs can save you a great amount ofÊmoney on unnecessarilyÊhigh electric bills, a dimmable LED system can amplify your savings exponentially. ...Read More

Use of a Low Voltage Dimmer Reduces Energy Consumption

nstalling a low voltage dimmer is a great way to reduce electrical usage and provides the option for additional ambiance when appropriate. While all dimmers work on the same basic principle, care must be used to choose an appropriate dimmerÊto handleÊthe type of lighting it is connected to. Dimmers can also be used to control the speed of fans when desired.Ê ...Read More

The Importance of an ELV Dimmable LED Driver

An ELV dimmable LED driver is also known as a "trailing edge" dimmer. It works like this: the alternating current input waveform is turned off at the end; that is: before the "zero crossing". Traditionally, this kind of technology is used with electronic drivers or transformers that function with a low voltage, or a "capacitive load". An ELV dimmable LED driver will not be subject to a huge influx of voltage developing into a large influx of current. Finally, with an ELV dimmable LED driver, dimming won't result in a buzzing sound. ...Read More

Saving Energy With a 0-10V Dimmable LED Driver

A 0-10V dimmable LED driver will help save money, contributing to a greener environment while allowing continuous illumination. For greener applications, it makes sense to find dimmersÊwhich can adjust levels from 0 to 10 volts;Êthough sometimes this option will be more expensive. But actually controlling the voltage directly via dimmer affords greater control of not only energy conservation, but expenditure. Not only do LEDs last longer,Êthey're inherently energy-efficient;Êthe "green" nature of their application comes built in. Certainly, LEDs are still energy-efficient without a dimmable driver; but going the 0-10V option is recommendable for the most energy conservation. ...Read More