IGBT dimming has many potential future uses. IGBTs are low cost and reduce or eliminate many of the problems that plague traditional dimmers such as lamp hum, power system harmonics, and the need for heavy and expensive inductors. Because of all of these positive qualities IGBT's would be a very suitable solution for theatrical dimming, residential dimming, and virtually any other place where the dimming of lamps is necessary. We feel that in the very near future IGBTs will begin to take over other dimming methods and become the primary method for reducing the intensity of a light bulb.
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