Linear Dim-to-Warm Module Compatible with Standard Dimmers and Single Channel Drivers

Luminus Dim to Warm LinearNewEnergy and Luminus have recently introduced to the industry new linear dim-to-warm modules that simplify system design and ensure color and tone consistency between linear and spot luminaires. Each module has an on-board IC that enables dynamic CCT control from a single channel LED driver and a standard dimmer switch. Using the same LEDs and IC as the Luminus CDM modules, which are commonly used in spot applications, ensures that the quality, and tone of the light, will be consistent across a space that is illuminated with both linear and spot luminaires, and that the dim-to-warm performance will be identical to observers. The initial linear modules have industry standard Zhaga footprints and are available in 560mm (22”) length. All modules offer 90+ CRI and dim from 3000K to 1800K.

Linear Modules At-a-Glance

  • 560mm x 22mm (22 inch) medium flux density
  • Dim-to-warm 3000K to 1800K
  • Luminus precision dim-to-warm IC technology
  • Wide operating range:
    350 to 900mA
  • 36V nominal @ 700mA
  • 90+ CRI across full dim range
  • Single channel driver and standard dimmer switch

“With these new linear modules, we and Luminus are addressing the ‘three Cs’, cost, complexity, and consistency, that are slowing adoption of dim-to-warm and tunable white applications,” said Tom Jory, VP of Illumination at Luminus. “Cost and complexity are resolved by requiring only a single channel driver and a standard dimmer. Consistency is resolved by using the same LEDs and IC chip on both linear and spot module solutions so that illumination is consistent when both styles of luminaires are in use.”

“Working closely with Luminus we are able to produce both standard and custom versions of the linear modules with LEDs that already have 9,000 hours of LM-80 data,” said Robert Higley, Applications Engineering Manager at NewEnergy. “OEMs that need custom dimming curves or other special features are easily accommodated.”

These linear modules are available now through NewEnergy’s distribution channels, Digi-Key and Mouser. For custom solutions, contact