dim down

dim down

To lessen something in brightness, as of a light. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dim" and "down." I dimmed down the lights so that we could have a romantic candlelit dinner. We knew that the play was about to start once the lights dimmed down.
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dim something down

to make lights dim; to use a dimmer to make the lights dimmer. Why don't you dim the lights down and put on some music? Let me dim down the lights and put on some music.
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dim down

[for the lights] to go dim. The lights dimmed down for a few seconds. Open the stage curtain when the house lights dim down.
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At night, the light will slowly dim down, with a reddish light that helps the production of melatonin.
Until now, lamp and fixture companies that have attempted to provide a dimmable LED have fallen short, unable to dim down into the 20 percent to 1 percent dimming range, and their efforts have been impeded by flickering issues deemed unacceptable by the acting and stage communities.
We are also making sure there are controls in place so that lighting is switched on only when people are present, or lights dim down when there is sufficient daylight through the windows.
Most of the market's drivers only dim down to 20 percent because these can be made very cost-effectively and, for many users who elect to enter the dimming market, this is all they need, as some human eye perception studies have shown that there is a big difference in measured light versus perceived light when dimming below 20 percent.
Once the application is installed, users can control 64 individual bulbs of a house/building, they can switch on/off, tune brightness (can dim down to 10 percent) and also control CCT (Correlated Color Temperature) from 2700K (arm white) to 6500K (cool white).
This latest innovation removes the responsibility from the user by allowing the lamp itself to turn on, dim down or turn off when no occupancy is detected.
NONE of us will feel safer if Birmingham City Council presses ahead with cost-cutting plans to turn off some street lights and dim down others.
8220;We've provided 32 digital Lumens LED lights, with motion and ambient light sensors that will dim down or turn off when no one is around.
One interesting example of integrated LED control for an indoor space is a recessed fixture, which allows each luminaire to dim down to 5% using 0VDC to 10VDC control; a fully operational lighting control system can be constructed by simply connecting the luminaires with category-type cabling.
Pretty soon now the day will dim down to its little black dress and
He added: "The moon will dim down by a factor of nearly a million and it will go into full blood red colour.
These high power lamps dim down to 5% and are engineered to significantly increase lumen output, providing true incandescent replacements.
Councils bosses agreed the changes this week, but insist any plans to dim down lights on family streets would only happen after "extensive consultation".
The manufacturer made a custom modification to the software to allow us to specify a smooth dim down to the specified dimming percentage, over a configurable dimming period.
Dim down for a brighter future During the 70s, along with satin sheets and a water bed, the ability to set the romantic mood at the twist of a switch was another weapon of seduction in the bachelor's (or bachelorette's) arsenal.