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Could you differentiate between Trailing Edge, TRIAC, and 1-10v Dimmers in the context of lighting controls?
A: Trailing Edge, TRIAC, and 1-10V dimmers are all light dimmers, but they use different technologies.
Trailing-Edge dimmers work well with LED lighting, providing a smoother dimming control, less noise, and reduced flicker compared to other dimmers. They function by cutting out the electrical supply at the end (or 'trailing edge') of the AC input waveform.
TRIAC (Triode for Alternating Current) dimmers are an older technology commonly used with incandescent lamps. They may not be as compatible with LEDs because they cut the cycle at the beginning and end, which can cause flickering issues with some LED lights.
1-10V dimming is analog lighting control that uses a low voltage signal to control the dimming levels. It's particularly suitable for commercial lighting applications.