Dimmer

Electrical device which controls the amount of electricity passed to a lamp and therefore the intensity of the light. Dimmers are normally numbered sequentially, and the numbers shown on the Lighting Design in next to the relevant lanterns. The dimmer is controlled from the Lighting Desk via a low voltage control signal.

Dimmer

(ETC)]] Dimmers are devices used to vary the brightness of a light. By changing the voltage waveform applied to the lamp, it is possible to vary the intensity of the light output. Although variable-voltage devices are used for various purposes, the term dimmer is generally reserved for those intended to control light output from resistive incandes...
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dimmer

(from the article `stage design`) The earliest types of electrical dimmer board—a centralized control of the intensity of all of the lights—followed the conventions of the gaslight ...
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dimmer

noun a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination
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Dimmer

A device for varying power to the lights. (Lighting)
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dimmer

a device in the electric circuit for varying the luminous flux from lamps in a lighting installation
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Dimmer

A light control device that allows light levels to be manually adjusted. A dimmer can save energy by reducing the amount of power delivered to the light while consuming very little themselves.
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dimmer

A light control device that provides variable indoor lighting for incandescent and fluorescent lamps. A dimmer can save energy by reducing the amount of power delivered to the light while consuming very little itself. Off-the-shelf dimmers for incandescent fixtures are inexpensive and provide some...
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Dimmer

A piece of equipment for varying the amount of electricity sent to a lantern, thus varying its brightness. Sometimes (inaccurately) used for the fader which controls the dimmer. Originally dimmers were variable resistors but now are either thyristors or triacs, i.e. they work electronically rather than by physically moving a resistor along a coil o...
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Dimmer

An electrical apparatus used to control the intensity of the lantern to which it is circuited.
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Dimmer

This device is used for the purpose of increasing or decreasing the power supply to a light source. It is most effective for black and white cinematography particularly for the implementation of chiaroscuro. Dimmers are also used to softly and easily diminish the amount of light without a sudden jump from light to dark for smooth fade-outs or trans...
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Dimmer

Type: Term Pronunciation: dim′ĕr Definitions: 1. Friedrich, Austrian ophthalmologist, 1855-1926. See: Dimmer keratitis
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dimmer

[n] - a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination
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