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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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There were large blue lights moving around after their landing in the ocean and then slowly dimming down as they obviously descended deeper.
The IC provides flicker-free PWM dimming down to one percent.
The fixture also offers dimming down to 10 percent via an electronic low voltage dimmer, and it has an integral swivel for installation on sloped ceilings.
Other savings confirmed include a reduction in school crossing staff and the switching off or dimming down of some street lights.
General Electric (GE) has outlined six trends driving office lighting best practices, from dimming down over-lit areas to saving watts to creating a more productive mood.
It achieves deep dimming down to 1%, complies with the NEMA SSL6 standard for dimming curves and meets the requirements of the IEC6100-3-2 harmonic standard.
No question of dimming down their faith on a national occasion.
Japan switched off soon after Australia, with the illumination on the landmark Tokyo Tower dimming down as visitors were given the chance to pedal bicycles to generate power to illuminate an egg-shaped artwork.
The AR Series supports dimming down to 5 percent with industry standard 0-10V controls.
A major street lighting review is being carried out to find ways of dimming down the council's pounds 1.
Most people who took part said they would prefer every second light switched off, rather than dimming down the lights or turning them off completely at certain times.
What makes GL-BR20D/30D/40D most unique is the TRIAC-dimmable function embodied in the bulbs for smoothly dimming down to complete darkness while the dimmer's conduction angle is being diminished towards nil.
The module provides 90 percent power conversion peak efficiency while delivering non-flickering dimming down to 10 percent.
3:18PM 1st floor perimeter 2nd floor interior 1st floor interior Shaded rows indicate dimming down, unshaded rows indicate subsequent dimming back up to normal.