|What is a Dimmer?
Below are various definitions for a dimmer.
- A remote device which
reduces the light output of a stage lighting fixture by reducing the total
wattage it receives, commonly grouped in banks, panels or packs. Present
technology usually has a dimmer per circuit, as opposed to systems where
a limited number of high-wattage dimmers are patched to a larger quantity
- In lighting, the electrical device (technically known as a potentiometer)
that regulates the current passing through the bulb filaments and, thereby,
the amount of light emitted from the lighting instruments.
- Electronic controls that allow stage lighting to fade up or down slowly,
as opposed to being on or off only.
- A control that regulates light levels.
- Device which provides adjustable voltage to a lighting fixture to control
light output. Can also be a term to refer to a mechanical device, such as a
shutter, that controls output.
- An instrument used to change the voltage of lights on the set, regulating
in this way thier intensity. NOTE: Not recommended for color cinematography,
as the color temperature of the lights will also change.
- Controls the brightness of a particular fixture. A dimmer pack is a
device used to control a fixture from a remote control panel. Dimming may also
be a feature within an intelligent light or a specific control device.
- A device that controls levels of light by varying the electric current.
- a device in the electrical circuit used for varying the brightness of
lamps in a lighting installation. Dimming controls are ideal for any number
of rooms because they allow you to change design the lighting to suit each
mood and activity.
- an electronic device designed to regulate light output of incandescent
and halogen lamps; and fluorescent lamps in fixtures equipped with special
- To change the brightness of the display e.g. during night driving.
- a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to
control the level of illumination
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