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#1 Neel Potgieter

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:10 AM

Hi all, apologies if this is a stupid question but what is the difference between a dimmer and a chaser?

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#2 Phil Connolly

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:43 AM

A dimmer allows you to change the brightness of a light by variably dimming it, it does this by reducing the voltage flowing through the lamp. In some systems the dimmers, dim the lamp by flashing it rapidly.

 

A dimmer pack - is a DMX remote controlled dimmer for multiple lights on different channels

 

A chaser (as I understand it) works with a group of lights to switch them on and off in turn to create chase effects - e.g for discos, like a rope light. e.g: 

 

More advance controllers could combine something like a chase programme with dimmers to create fire effects etc... using multiple lights - dimming them in an out in turn.


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