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LED Tape Lights and Controller for Channel Lighting
I'm interested in installing LED tape light / channels into a few rooms. I would like to use the tape lights that feature both a warm and cool mix of LED's so the warmth can be adjusted. How can I drive and control such an install? I currently use networked Lutron Dimmers on conventional 120V fixtures.
It's currently quite difficult to achieve the color tuning functionality using traditional wall dimmers such as those offered by Lutron and Leviton, as these dimmers are only capable of adjusting brightness, and unfortunately not color.
Another option would be to search for third-party controllers which can wirelessly control the output (brightness and color) using a remote control. Below is an example of a product which would achieve this:
Are you aware of any dimmable DC power supplies that could be controlled from a conventional Casetta dimmer / remote?
Our TRIAC dimmable power supply units have been tested with Lutron Caseta, and should meet the requirements you outlined in the most recent email. For more information, please see our article below:
Does the TRIAC dimmable power supply referenced produce a ripple free clean DC signal, or is it a rectified / modified 120Hz pulse?
The TRIAC dimmable power supply's output is flicker-free by virtue of its very high PWM frequency. The frequency is > 20,000 Hz, which makes any stroboscopic flicker virtually undetectable.
Strictly speaking, however, since it is a PWM signal, it is not a flat DC current flow.
What tape light would you recommend that has the LEAST amount of green in the spectrum, and the most (Far) red?
We would suggest the 2700K as it has the most amount of red phosphor, and therefore, by extension, the most amount of far-red energy as well.
The amount of green across the various color temperature options is likely to be similar.
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