The market for silent dimming has always existed; however achieving this goal has been difficult. Strand Lighting is out to make some noise in the market with its new SLD SST Sinewave dimmer, a modern Solid State Transformer (SST) and may be used in any application where an early autotransformer dimmer might have been used. Any load that can be dimmed by a transformer can be dimmed by the SLD SST module. SST dimmer modules can dim a wide range of loads including incandescent, inductive, and capacitive devices from a fraction of a watt to full capacity. It also features built-in micro-controller based short circuit and overload protection; SLD status reporting and advanced waveform compensation as standard; and the SST dimmer produces less than 1% harmonic distortion.

The dimmer is not load sensitive and the output will remain stable at all times making the dimmer ideal for dimming any electronic ballast track light, most LED loads, and a wide range of neon and cold cathode loads. Any application where silence is important and system designers want to eliminate all lamp sing should consider using a Sinewave dimmer as there will be no audible lamp filament noise from any luminaire connected to these dimmers. Since the Sinewave module can be mixed with regular dimmers system designers can choose SST Sinewave modules for house lights and concert lighting and use conventional dimmers backstage and in all less noise-sensitive spaces. The new SST dimmer module will be available for 230V applications as a single 13A dimmer and for 120V applications as a single 20A dimmer.

Key system features include:

  • True Sinewave output for quiet lamps and accurate control.

  • SST dimmer modules can dim a wide range of loads including incandescent, inductive and capacitive devices from a fraction of a watt to full capacity.

  • Built-in micro-controller based short circuit and overload protection.

  • SLD status reporting and advanced waveform compensation is standard.

  • Available with Single Pole, Double Pole and RCD circuit breakers.

  • The SST Solid State Transformer dimmer produces less than 1% harmonic distortion

For further information on the SST Sinewave dimmer and other lighting control products, check out the Strand Lighting website at:www.strandlighting.com