On Monday, December 10, the U.S. Department of Energy will host a 90-minute live webcast on the challenges and opportunities facing users trying to dim LED light sources today. The webcast will review the major types of deployed dimming technologies and equipment and some of the factors that lead to performance problems and incompatibilities.
Michael Poplawski of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will walk through examples of what can go wrong when trying to implement dimming in common lighting applications with various types of commercially available LED light sources and controls. He will provide an update on the activities of a number of industry and government bodies that are addressing LED light source dimming. In conclusion, he will discuss how to develop best practices to improve the prospects for successfully dimming LEDs.
The webcast will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) and will include a 60-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session with attendees.