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I want to use ESP32 to control and use a dimmer for 6 LED panels in my bedroom. The specification of each panel is mentioned in the diagram. Although in the diagram it shows ONLY 1 MOSFET and 1 LED Panel but in reality there are 6 LED Panels therefore I am guessing that each of the 6 LED Panel will need a separate MOSFET.

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I would like to know:

  1. What MOSFET (Part number or model number, company name, etc) should I use for the above LED panel connected with ESP32 (I guess voltage of ESP32 is 3.3 v) ?

  2. Will each LED panel need separate MOSFET (6 LED Panels will need 6 seperate MOSFET) or can 1 MOSFET be connected to all 6 LED Panel ?

  3. If I am using 6 LED Panels what should be the specification of Power Supply (Voltage & Amps) ?

  4. If I use 6 set of MOSFET & LED Panels, can all MOSFETs be connected to a single PWM pin in ESP32 or does each MOSFET needs to be connected to separate PWM pins in ESP32 ?

  5. Is the above circuit okay, or would you suggest some other components to be added apart from MOSFET?

  6. What will be connection between power supply, LED and MOSFET. I am guessing that 'Positive of Power Supply --> Positive of LED Panel', 'Negative of LED Panel --> Source of MOSFET' and 'Drain of MOSFET --> Negative of Power Supply'. Kindly correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks.


To add more information regarding the LED panel:

  1. It is 15W LED Panel (note it is not LED Bulb or LED Strip). Link to LED panel is 15W LED Panel

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  1. Below is the picture of Driver that came with the LED Panel, note the below driver is non-dimmable.

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Kindly help.

closed as off-topic by per1234, sempaiscuba, VE7JRO, Greenonline, Juraj Oct 29 '18 at 15:57

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  • please provide a link to the datasheet for the LED panel .... if that is not available, then make and model of the LED panel .... or a web link to where it is sold – jsotola Oct 28 '18 at 6:14
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    how do you want to dim a LED bulb with working voltage from 150 to 260 V? It will turn off under 150 and have full light over 150 V. it has a switching AC/DC power supply inside. use DC LED strips for the panel – Juraj Oct 28 '18 at 6:25
  • Hi Juraj, It is not LED bulb, it is a LED ceiling panel. I have added below more detail of the LED panel and picture of the original driver that came with the LED Panel. Note that the original Driver is non-dimmable. – Hira Oct 28 '18 at 17:19
  • bulb or panel, it is the same principle for 'AC LED' . the LED bulb has the driver build-in. for the panel you could replace the driver, but it is not easy to do it right and sure not a question for Arduino SE. perhaps it is easy, only connect the DC side with the MOSFET and use PWM, but I can't tell if the driver likes it – Juraj Oct 29 '18 at 6:22
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Your plan has more flaws. First as Juraj wrote in a comment, you can't dim a switching power supply of the LED bulb. But this would not work as you plan even if you use a classic incandescent light bulb with AC. You can't control it with PWM. AC is dimmed with phase control, which requires a zero crossing detection to turn off power for part of the AC wave.

  • Hi, it is not LED bulb, it is a LED ceiling panel. I have added below more detail of the LED panel and picture of the original driver that came with the LED Panel. Note that the original Driver is non-dimmable. – Hira Oct 28 '18 at 17:21

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