Dimmers are small lighting tools used to regulate the brightness of light. These devices are connected to lighting fixtures
to allow the adjustment of the amount of light emitted by a lamp. They do this by altering the voltage waveform used on the lamp and lower the intensity of light output. These variable-voltage tools can be used for many purposes but the term is usually reserved for the devices that control light output from halogen, resistive incandescent, light-emitting diodes (LCDs) and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Dimmers can vary from small units like the domestic light switches to larger high-power units that are used in bigger applications like architectural lighting installations and theatrical use. The small units are often used with remote control systems while professional dimmers utilize digital control systems like DALI and DMX. There are newer systems in the market today that are used in conjunction with ethernet. The changes in light intensity in the professional setting are known as fades or fade ups. Older models had a limitation on the range of brightness speed, but this is changing with new technology helping with very fast brightness changes. Looking for the best selection of dimmers in the market today? Shop at MRO Supply for an extensive range of dimmers and other devices used with lighting fixtures available in many styles and sizes.