How to dim Hero Series High Bay Lights
Hero Series High Bay Lights come with their standard dimming function (0) 1 -10V with a dimming range from 10% to 100%
Hero Series High Bay Lights come with two dimming wires (purple and gray) which need to be connected to a low voltage(0) 1-10v dimmer switch in order for this function to properly work.
Many customers ask if Hero Series High Bay Lights can be dimmed by wiring them to a traditional regular dimmer switch, unfortunately that is not possible. Other customers ask if Hero Series High Bay Lights need to be connected to a dimmer switch to work, actually Hero Series High Bay Lights can provide full power illumination even without connecting or using their dimming wires, they can be left covered and the fixture can be plugged and/or wired to a regular switch.
Hyperlite offers an accessory 1-10v Dimmer Switch available on Hyperlite’s website hi-hyperlite.com fully compatible and with different set up options.
Additionally here we have a list of compatible dimmer switches: LEVITON DS710, LUTRON DVSTV/DVTV, COOPER SF10P, HUBBELLLHD-IRS3-N-WH
Two ways to set the dimming function with Hero Series High Bay Lights
There are two ways or modes to use the dimming function depending on how you connect or wire the AC power and dimming wires to the dimmer switch: dimmer without load, and dimmer with load.
Dimmer without load
The power supply of the fixture is not powered by the dimmer switch, this type of connection mode is called dimmer without load, where It is not necessary to consider the power load or current load, only 200mA (less than effective optical current) needs to be considered. According to each 0/1-10v adjustable light power signal with a conservatively estimated current of 10mA there should be room for up to 20 separately powered dimmable fixtures which can be connected in parallel.
Dimmer with load
- The power supply of the fixture is powered by the dimmer switch. The fixtures become the load of the dimmer switch power supply. It is necessary to consider the power load and current load. The maximum effective load provided by the dimmer is 800W and the current is 10A.
- When input is AC100-277V, effective power is 800W/ 400W, current is 10A.
- The following is the number of dimmable power supplies that can be wired in parallel for two input voltages.
- When AC input is 100-277V: 800W/100W=8pcs, 10A/2A=5pcs, take the minimum value, so 5 dimmable fixtures can be supplied with power through the dimmer switch.
- When AC input is 100-277V: 400W/100W=4pcs, 10A/2A=5pcs, take the minimum value, so 4 dimmable fixtures can be supplied with power through the dimmer switch.