Amber Solutions introduced a solid-state two-wire dimmer solution that works without a neutral wire, is compatible with most types of LED lighting, offers flicker-free performance with a wider range of LED bulbs and fixtures, and provides smooth, precise dimming from zero percent to max power.
Combining Amber’s patented solid-state AC/DC Enabler and AC Switch for digital control of electricity enables the Amber two-wire dimmer to intelligently monitor and control the flow of electricity, eliminating all mechanical pieces used in existing solutions. The results include the ability to deliver a superior dimming experience without flicker or drop-off and a low minimum wattage range to eliminate most ghosting.
Amber’s 100 percent digital surge protection is non-sacrificial, so there is no degradation of components no matter how many times a surge necessitates power interruption. A single Amber two-wire dimmer is even smart and flexible enough to dynamically support leading edge or trailing edge dimming, or both, in a single SKU.
The company’s major revolution in two-wire dimming is replacing TRIACs, which have traditionally been used to enable two-way current control. Amber replaces this old tech with MOSFETs, based upon Amber’s core technologies with integrated micro-controller intelligence.
Amber’s two-wire dimmer is just 3/4 inches deep, enabling use in nearly any type of gang box of any age in any building worldwide. With such a small footprint, there is also ample room for Amber or third-party manufacturers to add sensors and other smart functions.
The two-wire dimmer can handle up to 1,000 watts of current and is input voltage independent, so a single dimmer architecture is compatible with every electrical grid on earth, another benefit of Amber’s intelligent solid-state technologies. Near-universal compatibility with LED lighting solutions ensures the projects and electrical infrastructures of yesterday, today and tomorrow can all benefit from Amber’s ultra-precise power control.
Amber’s two-wire dimmer solution follows the recent introduction of the company’s first LED lighting fixture architecture, intended for commercial projects that demand high lumen solutions – or reduced energy usage. Similar to the two-wire dimmer redesign, Amber shrinks component-size for its LED lights, such as the power supply, which is just one-tenth the size of traditional power supplies. The LED lights also feature enhanced energy efficiency, delivering 200 lumens per watt of input, versus the industry standard of 170 lumens per watt.