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Dimming

Dimming makes it possible to use the same lamp for many different tasks. The dimming options of each Secto Design lamp model depend on the light source.

Dimmers

For those looking for dimmers, there is a wide range of options available, with plenty of local variation too. When purchasing a new dimmer, it is always best to choose one designed for LED light sources. If the room in question already has an old dimmer installed (potentially a non-LED dimmer), it is worthwhile checking to see if it works; old dimmers do sometimes unexpectedly work with new lamps. 

When it comes to dimmer issues, your first port of call should always be a local electrical expert. Unless stated otherwise, Secto Design’s lamps are dimmable, with models suitable for use with a range of dimmers. Only floor, table and wall lamps with built-in LEDs are not dimmable.

Lamps that use bulbs

Normal pendant lamps that use bulbs are dimmable, provided the lamp is fitted with a dimmable bulb. Dimmable LED bulbs will indicate on the packaging that they are dimmable (either verbally or with an illustration).

Floor, table and wall lamps that use bulbs are dimmable using a separate dimmer, provided they are fitted with dimmable bulbs. Dimming capacity can be provided by either a dimmer fitted on a cable or a dimmer that plugs into a wall socket.

Lamps with built-in LEDs

The Owalo 7000 and Aspiro 8000 lamp models are only available with built-in 3-step dimming. The dimming function can be accessed with a standard power button (light switch), with no need for separate extra parts. The light level is adjusted by turning the lamp rapidly off and on again. For both models the dimming steps are: 100%, 70%, 30% and 15%. After the dimmest level, it will return to the brightest level.

Lamp models Atto 5000, Kuulto 9100 and Kuulto Small 9101, which feature built-in LEDs, work well with certain dimmers, which are listed on this page. Floor, table and wall lamps with built-in LEDs are not dimmable.

Troubleshooting

Dimmers can often also be adjusted. If a problem occurs, it is worthwhile adjusting various settings to see if this helps. If you have tried this and the problem persists, please do not hesitate to contact your local electrical expert.

Pendant lamps Secto Small 4201, Petite 4600, Victo 4250, Octo 4240
Atto 5000 pendant lamp

Pendant lamps

Secto 4200 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Secto Small 4201 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Magnum 4202 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Puncto 4203 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Octo 4240 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Octo Small 4241 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Victo 4250 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Victo Small 4251 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Petite 4600 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Kontro 6000 pendant lamp: Dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Owalo 7000 pendant lamp: Dimmable only with integrated built-in 3-step dimming by pressing a standard wall switch. Not dimmable with other dimmers.

Aspiro 8000 pendant lamp: Dimmable only with integrated built-in 3-step dimming by pressing a standard wall switch. Not dimmable with other dimmers.

Atto 5000 pendant lamp: Dimmable with a suitable dimmer. The following dimmers have been tested in our own electrical lab and are fully compatible with Atto 5000. The test was conducted so that one lamp was connected to the dimmer. 

  • Legrand Celiane LEG99735 (40-300W)
  • Kopp 844600004 (rc, 15-450W, trailing edge) 
  • Plejd 200UNI LED BT (rc, trailing/leading edge, 0-200VA)
  • Ensto S262118050 100VW.420V (rlc, trailing edge, 20-420VA) 
  • Jung 1731DD-LS 1940EXWWFI (rlc, trailing edge, 20-420VA)
  • ABB 6526 U-500 (rlc, 2-100W)
  • ABB 6523 UR-103500 (rlc, 2-100VA) 
  • ELKO 315RC UPK 0-200W SBDLED (rc, 0-370W)
  • SG Armaturen AS LEDDIM Smart 2-POL (rc, trailing edge, 3-400VA) 
  • Busch-Jaeger 2526U (rlc, phase-angle, 10-200W)
  • Schneider WDE002299 UN400LED (rlc, 4-400W)
  • Merten SBD200LED (rlc, 4-400W)
  • Gira 238500 (rlc, HV-Led, 3-100W)
Floor lamps Secto 4210, Petite 4610, Owalo 7010

Floor lamps

Secto 4210 floor lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Petite 4610 floor lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Owalo 7010 floor lamp: Non-dimmable.

Table lamps Secto 4220, Petite 4620, Owalo 7020

Table lamps

Secto 4220 table lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Petite 4620 table lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Owalo 7020 table lamp: Non-dimmable

Teelo 8020 table lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Petite 4630 wall lamp

Wall lamps

Varsi 1000 suspension arm: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Secto 4230 wall lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. The wall mount version is dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Secto Small 4231 wall lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. The wall mount version is dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Secto 4236 corner lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. The wall mount version is dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Secto Small 4237 corner lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. The wall mount version is dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Petite 4630 wall lamp: Dimmable when the lamp switch is in the ON position and the lamp is attached to a wall socket with a dimmer system. The wall mount version is dimmable. Requires a dimmable bulb.

Owalo 7030 wall lamp: Non-dimmable

Kuulto 9100 ceiling lamp

Ceiling lamps

Kuulto 9100 ceiling lamp & Kuulto Small 9101 ceiling lamp: The following dimmers have been tested in our own electrical lab and are fully compatible with Kuulto 9100 and Kuulto Small 9101. The test was conducted so that one lamp was connected to the dimmer.

  • Legrand Celiane LEG99735 (40-300W)
  • Plejd 200UNI LED BT (rc, trailing/leading edge, 0-200VA)
  • Ensto S262118050 100VW.420V (rlc, trailing edge, 20-420VA) 
  • Jung 1731DD-LS 1940EXWWFI (rlc, trailing edge, 20-420VA)
  • ABB 6526 U-500 (rlc, 2-100W)
  • ABB 6523 UR-103500 (rlc, 2-100VA)
  • ELKO 315RC UPK 0-200W SBDLED (rc, 0-370W)
  • SG Armaturen AS LEDDIM Smart 2-POL (rc, trailing edge, 3-400VA) 
  • Busch-Jaeger 2526U (rlc, phase-angle, 10-200W)
  • Schneider WDE002299 UN400LED (rlc, 4-400W)
  • Merten SBD200LED (rlc, 4-400W)
  • Gira 238500 (rlc, HV-Led, 3-100W)
  • Berger 2873 (rlLed, 20-500VA)
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