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Old March 18th, 2009, 07:58 AM   #31
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@Dana LED lights ok

@garret -I use 300W & 500W. The 750W bulbs are flat out dangerous in a tota. Chimera is 2x3.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Richard Andrewski View Post
On item 1, its no longer a problem, we took care of that issue.

On item 2, yes there is a change in color temperature when you dim past 50% or so. It is the same for all fluorescent units, its just the behavior of fluorescent (and LEDs for that matter) when you dim them. HMI would have the problem as well but you can't dim it below 50% anyway without losing ignition, so you won't see the issue. Even tungsten has some change when dimmed.

We also include bank select switches on the dimming models to help for when you think it might be too severe. But, these are very popular units and no one is complaining so I would say its not a problem for most people. Those that do find it a problem just buy the non-dimmable bank select only models.
Richard: The bank select switches allow you to turn individual bulbs on and off? And to confirm, these switches are available on both the dimming and non-dimming models?
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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #33
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Yes bank selects on both dimming and non-dimming but they allow control by 2 bulbs at a time. 1 bulb at a time requires 1 ballast per bulb and we were trying to keep the weight and cost down in those fixtures.
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