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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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The star often becomes as bright as its host galaxy, shining one billion times brighter than the Sun for anytime between a month to six months before dimming down. Supernova classed as Type Ia are useful because their constant maximum brightness allows researchers to calculate how far the star is from Earth.
InnoMux technology also supports sophisticated dimming on the LED CC output analog, PWM, interleaved and hybrid dimming are controlled via dedicated analog and PWM control pins, allowing accurate dimming down to 1.5%.
In fact, many ostensible talents have played lead roles do so only once or twice in their abruptly abridged 'careers,' before 'dimming down' so drastically in terms of popularity and appeal that they are summarily relegated to the growing ranks of 'has-been' ex-stars.
There were large blue lights moving around after their landing in the ocean and then slowly dimming down as they obviously descended deeper." While monitoring his post, he witnessed several UFOs flying around the area night after night -- ' landing and taking off out of the ocean', he explained to investigators.
The IC provides flicker-free PWM dimming down to one percent.
It has a selectable dual wattage for 210 or 315-W lamps, zero to 10V dimming down to 50 percent power, and thermal cutback in the event the ballast exceeds its rated operating temperature.
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.
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.
A major street lighting review is being carried out to find ways of dimming down the council's pounds 1.8m bill for keeping our towns and villages brightly lit after dark.
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.