My wife's cosmetology practice uses expensive LED work lamps that generate visible flicker on most dimming percentages. Any video or photography tends to accentuate this. So, I gutted the lamps and replaced everything with waveform lighting products. Aside from the obvious benefits of color accuracy of film grade LED strip, this dimmer gave her the control she needed without any flicker at all. Worth every penny.
As expected from Waveform. They don’t disappoint. The flicker free dimmer worked as stated. I use this to control the absolute series lighting on my reproduction table used for art and collectibles. Thanks Waveform!!!
We purchased an Absolute Series LED lighting strip for use in taking true-to-colour photographs of drill cores under rugged conditions in the Australian Bush. Great service - they arrived from the USA well-packed and remarkably quickly and were easy to install. Our only concerns are that when used with a semi-frosted diffuser cover strip, they appear to lose significant output - to the point that we need to add another 5m strip to get sufficient light. Unfortunately the 10Amp AC adaptor and dimmer cannot cope with an additional 5m length so we need to purchase additional dimmers and AC adaptors as well as a new strip.
I purchased this dimmer plus the FilmGrade 24V DC power supply, to drive 27 feet of blue LED light strip in my home theater, replacing a standard PWM dimmer which created visible flicker. It worked as advertised; the combination is very stable and reliable, and flicker is completely eliminated. Both this and the power supply are top-quality products. Only minor quibbles keep me from giving 5 stars: The dimming dial is a bit small (for an $80 product) and hard to get exactly right, and I would have liked to have more control at the bottom end of the dimming levels ... I'd say it's more of a 2%-100% dimmer, than 0%-100%. Sure, that's really good, but the brightness level mapping in their SmoothDim could have gone even a little further. Or, perhaps the trouble is with the power supply, but either way I bought the pair from Waveform Lighting hoping to have complete control at super-dim levels. Nevertheless, I would still buy it again, this is the only product I found that promised to give both flicker-free results and better control over dimming levels.
Just as advertised brilliant dimmer from 0-100%.
This is how I used the leftover piece of strip LEDs from my undercounter kitchen cabinet project.
Wife is quite pleased and was actually her idea after she saw results of kitchen.
I was able to build a video light using your daylight balanced LEDs controlled by your dimmer. The video looks great! Very good color rendition. The dimmer is very smooth in its control just as described on the website. I also received excellent email support while building my light from an engineer at Waveform named Alex... Thanks so much!!