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Andrew Makiejewski

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Solux bulbs
« on: June 05, 2012, 07:57:21 PM »

First I hope this is the right forum area for this question. After sending 3 messages to Solux and not getting a response, I will try here.

Is it possible to put a dimmer on the Solux bulbs and still the right CRI and colour from them or will mess things up?

Thanks, Andrew.
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Re: Solux bulbs
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 08:12:44 PM »

Is it possible to put a dimmer on the Solux bulbs and still the right CRI and colour from them or will mess things up?

A dimmer will lower the color temperature of any incandescent bulb. Ideally, one should use a voltage regulator for critical work. If you want to vary the intensity of the light, you could try a full spectrum fluorescent bulb with a dim able electronic ballast.

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 08:16:38 PM »

You can dim them, no problem if you have the right dimmer (something that the MR16 lamps can handle, not all will). As Bill says, it will alter the color. I had some on a dimmer from Lutron.
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Re: Solux bulbs
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 02:27:03 PM »

First I hope this is the right forum area for this question. After sending 3 messages to Solux and not getting a response, I will try here.

Is it possible to put a dimmer on the Solux bulbs and still the right CRI and colour from them or will mess things up?

Thanks, Andrew.

I do remember that there are special neutral density filters from dedolight.  they are probable also usable for solux bulb's. 
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Re: Solux bulbs
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 09:34:15 PM »

Thanks to all for your replies. I guess I will use a dimmer strictly to see how the image will look in an area that is that not too well lit.

Andrew
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