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MODE Slider Dimmer 20-1500W (surface mounting) / 1200W (flush mounting) for Leading Edge Mains Dimmable Lighting

Model No. SD1500 by: Mode Lighting
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The Mode Slider Dimmer SD1500 is designed to provide a high standard of smooth and stable dimming of mains controlled loads of up to 1500W (surface mounting) or 1200W (flush mounting). 

It is compatible with all types of resistive and inductive mains dimmable loads including LED lighting, low energy, halogen lighting, low voltage lighting, and neon lighting. The dimming range is dependent on the load type and the load performance. 

This unit has a brushed aluminium front panel and it comes supplied with a Marshall Tufflex two gang plastic surface box for ease of installation. 

Mode Slider Dimmer 1500W - Features

  • Load: Power handling capacity 1500w (Surface Mounting) or 1200w (Flush Mounting).
  • It operates leading edge mains dimmable lighting.
  • It has a panel mounted fuse and LED indicator.
  • It has a quick blow fuse for complete triac protection.
  • This slider dimmer is easy to install.
  • Compliance: it complies with EC EMC and Low Voltage Directives, EMC Emission Standard EN55015, EMC Immunity Standard EN61547, and Harmonics Standard EN60555-2.
  • Warranty: all Mode products are guaranteed for two years by the manufacturer. 

MODE SD1500 Single Channel Dimmer - Technical

  • Mains Voltage: 220-250 volt, 50Hz. (100-125 volt, available to special order.)
  • Mains Current: 6.3 amp maximum.
  • Fuse: IEC60127 HBC 8A (F).
  • Load: 20-1500 watts. Derate to 1200W for flush mounting.
  • Earth: This product must be earthed.
  • Plate Finish: Metal / Black legend.
  • Overall Height: 120mm.
  • Overall Width: 178mm.
  • Overall Depth: 45mm.
  • Fixing Centres: 168mm.
  • Packed Size: 206mm x 127mm x 84mm.
  • Packed Weight: 0.5kgs

All types of resistive mains tungsten lamps and inductive loads including - low voltage lamps and neon: max current 6.3A, 240V - 1500W, 220V - 1375W

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Create a Cosy Atmosphere in Your Restaurant with the Mode 1500W Dimmer

When it comes to lighting design, there's a common dilemma in the hospitality industry. Restaurants, public houses, bars, and other establishments often require a high level of lighting - which means a lot of lights. At the same time, those lights need to be dimmed in the evenings. Why is that? Why do restaurants and bars so often dim their lights at night when often they are at "full blast" during the day? We've asked around, and nobody seems sure. There are two common theories, though: Why You Should Dim Your Restaurant's Lights One theory goes that dimmer lights create a more relaxed, comfortable, even a romantic atmosphere (although conspiracy theorists claim it's just to increase customer turnover and thus increase sales). There is also the contrast theory, which goes that if your customers are coming in out of the dark, it can take a while for their eyes to properly adjust to bright lights - so they couldn't even read the menu! Whichever theory you like, you'll need to keep the level of light even throughout the place to make sure there aren't any spots that are too bright or too dark - which can often be a pain. And in hospitality, it's important to be able to control that easily from a single location. A High-Load Dimmer Switch for 1500W of Lighting The Mode Lighting SD1500 is a high-load slide dimmer switch with a maximum load capacity of 1500W on a single switch. For lighting, the switch can also operate neon and low-voltage lighting. This means it can dim a lot of lights from behind-the-scenes. 1500W means 25 60W bulbs - or about 136 11W CFLs! The lights are dimmed without flicker to ensure your customers' (and employees') comfort and enjoyment. Once installed, adjusting the light level is easy with the clear white-on-black legends and large slider for simple but precise manual control. Even better: the SD1500 can be fitted in a standard two-gang surface box, so a refurbishment needn't be a long and drawn-out process.Best Dimmer for Restaurant Lights


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