Lutron LUT-LBX-CE Synthetic Minimum Load For use with Reverse and Forward Phase Dimmers

What is the Lutron LUT-LBX-CE? The Lutron LUT-LBX / LUT-LBX-CE is a Synthetic Minimum Load For use with Reverse and Forward Phase Dimmers. This device provides capability for certain Lutron dimmers to control low-wattage loads from 0 watts up to the dimmer’s minimum rating. Among its functions are the following:

  • It presents a simulated load to the dimmer to meet the minimum load requirements even when the actual load is smaller;
  • This unit is required for all Lutron Light Dimmers if the total wattage of lamps on a circuit is below the minimum load required;
  • Works with forward phase or leading edge dimmers and reverse phase or trailing edge dimmers;
  • Models available for 120 V and 220-240 V input power;
  • This “load-side” equipment installs on the zone wiring in parallel with the lighting load;
  • Use when switching very low power LED lamps as they are unlikely to meet the minimum 20 watts load required;
  • Dissipates a maximum of 10 watts when the controlling dimmer is near high-end.

The LUTLBX / Lutron LUT-LBX-CE-WH Works with

The Lutron LUTLBX / Lutron LUT-LBX-CE-WH Technical Specs

  • Input power:
    # 100 mA 120 V 50/60 Hz (LUT-LBX);
    # 65 mA 220-240 V 50/60 Hz (LUT-LBX-CE);
    # Power dissipation less than 10 watts;
  • Sources/Load Types: Operates these sources when wired in parallel with the load: Incandescent (Tungsten), Halogen, Magnetic Low-Voltage Transformer, Electronic Low-Voltage Transformer, Lutron Tu-WireTM Electronic Fluorescent Dimming Ballast (LUT-LBX model only), Neon/Cold Cathode, LED lighting;
  • Terminals: Accepts up to two #12 AWG (2.5 mm2) wires;
  • Environment: 32 – 104 °F (0 – 40 °C). Relative humidity less than 90% non-condensing;
  • Mounting: Surface or recess mount indoors only;
  • Lamp Types: All Lamp Types, All Dimmable Circuits, All Switched Circuits;
  • Voltage: 220-240 VAC 50/60Hz;
  • Dimming Capacity: 20 watts (Synthetic Load);
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 116mm x 48mm(H, W, D);
  • More technical specs + installation instructions for Lutron LUTLBX / Lutron LUT-LBX-CE-WH(pdf file);
  • Buy online the Lutron LUTLBX Synthetic Minimum Load For use with Reverse and Forward Phase Dimmers.

Lutron LUT-LBX-CE Synthetic Minimum Load For use with Reverse and Forward Phase Dimmers – Operation

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