More gadgetry? 0-10V light control for the new office

More gadgetry? 0-10V light control for the new office

If you’ve not watched the installation of the projector screen, the video is below. But sadly I discovered that the lights in the place are all on a single relay… no local dimming. Undeterred I snooped around, these are LED panels, you would think some sort of PWM or other dimming would be possible, right?

Turns out they implement a crusty old standard called 0-10V. The panels are from Earthronics. OK, so now I need a way to get 0-10V up there on the ceiling, with me on the floor. Interestingly, the standard calls for being either a source or a sink, its kinda fuzzy, you have to know. The power supply is an XZ-LK50B (here). But, the xz-power site is down. Hmm. I’ll assume we are sourcing.

A little googling, and some credit card, and I am the proud owner of a Keilton PPA101S. Sweet. Got ladder, screwdriver, and a desire to muck w/ the lights, which may or may not dim once done.

2 Responses to “More gadgetry? 0-10V light control for the new office”

  1. Hi,
    Did you get this to work? If so how far away can you bee to control the lights? I’m looking at installing a bunch (26) in our winery production floor as we replace the high bay lights but I want to be cautious as the lights are 45ft up so not very accessible once installed.

    • its bluetooth with no particular antenna.
      so i would guess line of site no problem @ that distance.

      i didn’t really try a distance, it works for ~30′ for sure.

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