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Betapack 3 and LED Lamps

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Hello,

I like to switch my installation to LED Lights by replacing the former light bulbs with this LEDKIA Lamp: CY-BLF-T30-6N. https://www.ledkia.com/uk/buy-filament-e27-led-bulbs/3133-t30-l-e27-6w-led-filament-bulb.html

In the described data it is written that the light bulp is dimmable by a triac. As far as I understand the Betapack three uses a triac. I asked the guys from LEDKIA if the lamp can be dimmed by a leading edge dimmer, but they only answered that I have to use their dimmer.

Do you think it could work?

Another thing is, in the manual it is stated that the load has to be between 0.1 to 10A. In Germany that woul lead to minimum power of the lamp of 23Watt. When I attach a lamp with 23Watt is it still dimmable?

Thanks for your help!

Regards

Soenke

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Hi Soenke,

If these lamps are advertised as TRIAC dimming, then they should work with the Betapack 3's leading edge TRIAC dimming. They have a good Power Factor advertised and therefore shouldn't dim erratically. However if you have contacted the manufacturer and they advise using their dimmers be wary. As you have stated the minimum load to be connected to a Betapack 3 is 0.1A. Therefore at 230v this is a minimum load of 23w, which equates to a minimum of 4 of these lamps on a single channel.

Hope that helps, any queries let me know.

Edward

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21 hours ago, sbo said:

I asked the guys from LEDKIA if the lamp can be dimmed by a leading edge dimmer, but they only answered that I have to use their dimmer.

 

You're going to need to use their dimmer then - it sounds like they may be doing fancy stuff with dimmer curves and trigger points to make the LED's dim smoothly. Yes - their dimmer probably uses triacs which is why they advertise it but it might well mean that you can't use any triac dimmer :(

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