New Universal Dimmer from Siemens
High-performance dimmer for LEDs and other dimmable loads
No minimum load required
Two load outputs in a compact housing
Four operating modes, operating hours counter and status indicator
Siemens has added a new Universal Dimmer to its Gamma instabus range. In addition to standard dimmable lamps, this high-performance KNX dimmer is able to control dimmable LED retrofit lamps. Dimmable LEDs can light building areas with varying intensity. The scene control integrated into the new Universal Dimmer from Siemens allows brightness levels for different situations to be saved and recalled for later use. The Universal Dimmer dims 230V LEDs in accordance with lamp manufacturer specifications. Communication via the KNX standard, which networks all building system components, expands the potential uses of dimmable lamps. The new Universal Dimmer is particularly suited for high-end residential applications, hotel rooms, and formal spaces in commercial buildings as well as for product presentation applications in the retail industry.
The Universal Dimmer supports leading edge or trailing edge control for resistive inductive and capacitive loads. The device features automatic load detection and does not require a minimum load. It has two channels for a maximum output load of 300 watts each, or one channel for a maximum output load of 500 watts, and is powered by the KNX bus voltage.
In case of overheating, overload or a short circuit, the Universal Dimmer turns itself off. For each channel, the device has an LED status indicator for on, off, short circuit, overload and overtemperature. Other functions include four operating modes (normal mode, 1-level timer mode, 2-level timer mode, flashing), scene control and an operating hours counter. ETS, version ETS4 and higher, can be used to set parameters and commission the device.
Conventional incandescent/halogen lamps and compact fluorescent lamps in residential applications, as well as compact fluorescent lamps and fluorescent tubes in commercial applications, are being gradually replaced with energy-saving LED lamps, most of which are dimmable. Compared to conventional luminaires, LEDs use significantly less energy and offer a much longer service life.
For further information on the Building Technologies Division, please see www.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies
For further information about Gamma instabus, please visit www.siemens.com/gamma
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the worlds largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of 75.6 billion and net income of 7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
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