Sensor3 Dimming

  • Lighting is changing

    And it will keep changing. Sensor3 Power Control is designed to handle change. 

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    Masterful power and dimming control

    The Sensor3 Power Control system offers unparalleled power and dimming control for all fixture types. Today’s lighting systems are hybrids of all types of loads – LEDs, incandescent, arc-source movers, and sources just being invented. Sensor3 offers powerful dimming solutions for all types of fixtures while understanding that LEDs are now the dominant source. 

    PhaseAdept Dimmer ModulesThe PhaseAdept dimming module for Sensor3 provides high-quality line dimming for LED fixtures and lamps. With PhaseAdept, ETC’s legendary dimming quality is paired with a feature set modern systems need. It produces smooth, continuous control of virtually any non-magnetic load; supports forward- and reverse-phase dimming; and has multiple dimming-curve settings. Plus, PhaseAdept is compatible with any vintage of ETC Sensor power enclosure, either shipping from the factory or those already in the field, regardless of processor, allowing users to upgrade their fixtures without the added expense of having to update their complete power infrastructure. 

    When you need even more options, the Sensor3 ThruPower module allows you to switch freely between constant circuit, on/off switching with true air-gap relays, and dimming for your lighting loads. The Sensor3 TPSR app from ETC maximizes the usefulness of Sensor ThruPower Modules. This free app helps technicians make sure every fixture gets the correct power delivered to it – whether that’s dimmed or switched. Find out more about the Sensor3 TPSR app.


    System Management

    Networked control

    Sensor3 Power Control Systems let users control the system from anywhere and receive updates however they like. ETC’s Concert software gives users at-a-glance monitoring of their entire lighting system. It also delivers real-time status of intelligent fixtures, network equipment, protocol-converting Gateways, power status, and more. 

    Console integration

    ETC has tightly integrated our control consoles with Sensor3 Power Control Systems, maximizing your control flexibility. Not only do you have instant access to system and circuit status, you can shift between dimmable and non-dim operation, update curves, change minimum or maximum output voltages, set preheats, activate backup looks, and record loads from the console. And ETC's Net3 means that any ACN-based software or console can be seamlessly integrated into the Sensor3 system. 


    The Sensor3 is capable of meeting present and future needs thanks to the CEM3 platform, which provides flexible, powerful management of the Sensor3 Power Control system. 

    Easy use

    Adjustments to the power enclosure are a snap with CEM3 technology. A backlit graphical display, one-button operation, number-pad for circuit entry, and other shortcut features reduce setup time and simplify the rig-check process. 

    High performance

    CEM3 offers 16-bit fade resolution, immunity to power-line disturbances like voltage and frequency fluctuations, support for up to 12 network sources, and advanced curve adjustments for tuning fades across different load types. 

    Powerful backup

    Lighting systems can never have too much backup: Sensor3's RideThru and Battery Pack options ensure power to the controller during outages. Support for multiple prioritized sources allows multiple consoles to back each other up on the network. If sources are lost, CEM3 has solutions for data loss including hold last look or automatically play a backup preset. And the system configuration is fully backed up on the  backplane for zero-configuration controller replacements. 

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