Ideal for most dimmable LEDs.
Varilight V-Pro Series Classic Polished Chrome, 1 Gang (Single), 1 or 2 Way 400 Watt Push on/Push off (Trailing Edge) Dimmer with Chrome Knob.
VARILIGHT Dimmer Switches have an industry-wide reputation for exceptional performance, long life and innovation at attractive prices.
The VARILIGHT V-Pro (Professional Universal) Series Dimmer (also known as the J-Pot Dimmer), like all our products, is designed to meet the latest European Safety Legislation.
The V-Pro Series were primarily designed for Dimmable LED's, the dimmers, with a minimum load of only 10 Watts, can operate at least 1-10 high quality Dimmable LED bulbs, it works especially well with the LED manufacturers, LEDIFY, Philips, Integral and Kosnic.
This led dimmer switch can easily be used to operate up to 10 bulbs that use 4 watts of power.
The V-Pro Series Dimmers can be used for Mains Voltage Lighting, Trailing and Leading Edge Loads, and Electronic Low Voltage Transformers. The V-Pro Series, eliminates Dimmer Buzz For GLS Bulbs, GU10 Lamps, and LV Transformers Including Trailing Edge Loads and is equipped with Self Re-setting Overload Protection, so is able to handle overload situations, for example, if the wattage of the bulbs/lamps are accidentally too high on a circuit. This is achieved by the dimmer cutting out before there is any damage, (if the watts are grossly overloaded), until the load is reduced. The dimmer also contains a heat sensor which again stops damage to the dimmer, if it becomes too hot.
The V-Pro Series Dimmer has Soft Start Technology, allowing a longer life span of the bulbs or lamps used by increasing the brightness level softly, which also creates a welcoming effect.
When using Electronic Low Voltage transformers we recommend that a maximum of 5 good quality dimmable electronic transformers are used (10 if Varilight) with this Dimmer range. Please note: add the watts of the bulbs/lamps if using Varilight Transformers, to determine which dimmer to select, but if using another manufacturer of transformer, add up the VA of the transformers so it does not exceed the maximum of the dimmer.
These V-Pro dimmers are Trailing Edge by default, but this can be adjusted to Leading Edge, please see instructions provided with the dimmer or the PDF instuctions enclosed with the product packaging.
These Dimmers can be used in 2-way circuits (where one lighting circuit is controlled from two locations). In order to achieve 2-way switching, they must be paired with a standard 2-way switch in the other location. 3-way switching can also be achieved by adding an intermediate switch in to the circuit. Please note, if total dimming is preferred from all switched locations, in a 2 or 3-way circuit then choose the Varilight Touch and Remote Series range of dimmers, or the Eclique range (if dimming LEDs) in conjunction with Slave Dimmers.
This Dimmer has a maximum of 400 Watts per dimming module (100 Watts for LEDs) and a minimum of 10 Watts
The V-Pro dimmers have had numerous software updates since it's existence, mainly to improve LED stability but also to add ingenious functions too. For instance, the V-Pro dimmers are set to a certain level of brightness when first wired up and switched on, the dimmer brightness can now be changed if the LEDs are too bright at the lowest dimmer level; Again please see the instructions for details.
The recommended minimum load per gang is 10W. Always choose LEDs that are “dimmable” and for the best performance choose dimmable LEDs from established brands. We cannot guarantee that all LEDs labelled as “dimmable” can actually be dimmed satisfactorily. The maximum load of dimmer should be de-rated for LEDs. See below or check www.varilight.co.uk/led for latest advice on loading.