CEDIA Releases LED Dimming White Paper
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has published a white paper on the topic of dimming light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. The Dimming LED Lamps document will help electronic systems professionals understand the benefits, limitations, and performance of LED lighting.
LED lighting technology is becoming more widely used due to having a longer lifespan, fewer hazards, and increased visual appeal compared to CFLs. This document discusses available lamp types and their characteristics (i.e., dimming range), different power sources (external or internal drivers), and performance, as well as LED dimmers.
The Dimming LED Lamps document is the latest in a series of white papers developed by CEDIA’s Technology Council. The paper was created with the help of subject matter experts Amanda Beebe of Lutron, Aussie Kizirian of Interior Technologies, and Ken Byrd of Cree. CEDIA’s Technology Council works to help CEDIA members identify opportunities surrounding emerging and future technologies.
“The Dimming LED Lamps white paper from CEDIA’s Technology Council offers an overview of LED and its applications as well as a preliminary guide to dimming this increasingly popular lighting technology,” said Dave Pedigo, CEDIA’s Senior Director of Technology. “This document will serve as a helpful reference for electronic systems contractors.”
The white paper is available through the CEDIA Marketplace at www.cedia.org/marketplace as well as on CEDIA Crosspoint at www.cediacrosspoint.com. The document is free of charge for CEDIA members and is priced at $9.99 for non-members.
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s website at www.cedia.org.