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Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V)

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Product Highlights
  • For Quartz Halogen or Incandescent Lamps
  • Lightweight Construction
  • Sliding Hand or Footswitch Rheostat
  • US 3-Prong Wall Plug and Input

This Impact D-1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control gives you stepless 0-100% power control over your quartz halogen or incandescent light source up to 1,000W. Unlike other models, the dimmer is equipped with a 3-prong US grounded plug with heavy-gauge 6'4" cord, as well as a 3-prong input for the light to be dimmed. The lightweight plastic D-1000 features a simple sliding rheostat control that can be operated by hand or foot.

Note! Not for use with fluorescent fixtures

For tungsten lights up to 1,000W
Adjusts steplessly from zero wattage to full power
Extends the life of incandescent lamps
3-Prong Grounded power connectors
Maximum Wattage 1,000W, 15A
Dimming 0-100%
Material Plastic
Fuse Rating 15A (250V)
Plug 3-Prong US plug and input
Cord 6.4" (1.93 m)
Color Black
Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V)
  • 3 x 15A/250V Fuse (1 installed/2 spares)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    ImpactD1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V)
     
    4.6

    (based on 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (31)
    • Lightweight (28)
    • Attaches securely (11)
    • Good power output (11)
    • Long-lasting (11)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (25)
    • Indoors (22)
    • Low light (14)
    • Night time (10)
    • Portraits (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (34), Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    You can't beat it for the money.

    I am a Local 728 lighting technician in Hollywood. I work with every light and dimmer set up out there. I have read many of the other reviews about people complaining about humming/...Read complete review

    I am a Local 728 lighting technician in Hollywood. I work with every light and dimmer set up out there. I have read many of the other reviews about people complaining about humming/ noise / filament vibration from this product. This is nothing unique to this particular product! This type of dimmer is known in the film industry (regardless of brand) as a "hand squeezer". In fact we make them ourselves out of parts from an electrical contractor supplier / [*] parts. All of these type of "hand squeezers" hum when dimmed down. YOU HAVE TO USE 1K or 2K VARIAC IF YOU NEED IT TO BE TOTALLY SILENT. They are a lot more expensive, bigger and heavier too! The good news is that this Impact 1000W Dimmer is cheaper to buy complete from B&H than building one yourself from [*]parts. Just understand its limitations and it will work great for any incandescent fixture 1000W or less.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good -- but with some exceptions

    Works fine with my Arri 150. Works fine with my Arri 300. HOWEVER, even though the unit says it's rated to 1000w, when I put it on my Arri 750 open face,...Read complete review

    Works fine with my Arri 150. Works fine with my Arri 300. HOWEVER, even though the unit says it's rated to 1000w, when I put it on my Arri 750 open face, it REALLY makes the light itself hum/vibrate when the dimmer is from mid to low positions. Loud enough that it would be distracting on a video shoot and would get in audio if the light wasn't really far away. Maybe this is a function of the wattage? Type of bulb I had in the Arri? (pretty standard 750w). Dunno. But Unless it behaves differently with other higher wattage lights, I'd say this has very limited use for higher wattage lights.

    Note too that if you put this on a 300w light and dim it to match a 150w light … you will drop the color temperature of the 300 WAY below that of the 150. Point is, as you decrease the light, the color temp drops steeply. So don't count on this making your 300w do double duty as at 150 without some serious gel correction in addition to the regular tungsten. Not a game killer, just beware that it drops the temp (goes orange) the lower you slide it.

    Two stars off for the loud hum/buzz on a 750w fixture. Hey, it's *audio* too when shooting video.

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    5.0

    A Great Addition to Your Gear

    By Ms Annie

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

      We do a lot of filming here at our church, so we need all types of gear. This dimmer control allowed us the ability to control some side lights and is a great piece of equipment for the cost.

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      5.0

      Love This Dimmer!!

      By Hai with Elise Films

      from Escondido, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Special Events

        Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

        I was so close to shelling out close to $ to get dedolights. Instead, I bought two of these for my lowel pro light kit that i bought for $ and it works great. I use it to light up the dance floor at wedding receptions for my wedding films. Works great and saves me a lot of money.

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        4.0

        Works great

        By Alan

        from Olympia, WA

        Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

        The quality is good, but my bulb would hum at lower settings, though I'm sure that's a bulb/light problem . I use a 600 Watt HYS bulb.

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        5.0

        Should have bought this a long time ago

        By Brian Hudson

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors

          Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

          For years I've simply moved my Rifa light closer and farther away to control intensity. Of course that meant I was always chasing light spread. I bought this after seeing another videographer use it in a production and I was sold.

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          5.0

          Solid Dimmer for indoor use.

          By Stubby

          from Sodom and Gommorah (aka: LA)

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Indoor Sue Only
          • Indoor Use Only

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time

          Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

          I'm actually using this dimmer outside. It's dimming a string of outdoor, 8W, Italian lights. It was either this unit or building a box with a household dimmer. For the money, this was the way to go. My only concern is moisture but because I live in Los Angeles (read: drought), I'm not too worried plus I can easily bring it inside if I'm at all worried.

          I stuck a piece of velcro on the back of the unit and married it up with the cover of the outdoor outlet. That way it's not laying on the ground.

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          5.0

          Perfect

          By Bren

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

          Great dimmers capable of 1000 watts. I really recommend them.

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          5.0

          It turns lights on, fast or slow

          By D

          from Philly

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

            Lights dim on, lights dim down. It's beautiful. My only complaint is that you can't completely switch off a light by the dimmer switch. Oh well.

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            4.0

            Simple dimmer, almost perfect.

            By Sergei K

            from Brooklyn NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

              Works as advertized, pretty small, looks sturdy. Big advantage over cheaper off-brand version BH carries - this one has a standard three-prong outlet. I did pick up very faint buzzing once when used with a 300W positioned couple feet away from the camera. Keeping a finger on the back of the XLR going out of the MK66 shotgun eliminated the buzz.. Sound was clean when the light/dimmer were 6 feet away. Hope this is the dimmer, not the shotgun getting ready for retirement.

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              5.0

              A high quality product

              By SteveE

              from Cedar Rapids, IA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to adjust

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                  I use this dimmer to reduce the light from a 150 watt projector bulb which is in a fixture that lights up a tryptic on the wall. When a movie is playing on my home theater, this allows me to adjust the light so people can see to move around without walking into something. It is silent. The slider control is very smooth. The AC power cord is quite long. All in all this product is definitely worth the price.

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                  5.0

                  Nice functions

                  By Ragamuffin

                  from NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                    I like this dimmer switch, works well with my u-lite system. Helps save bulb life when not as much wattage is needed.

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                    5.0

                    Great for backlight or a practical.

                    By ronksmith

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Special Events

                      Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                      I use this for dimming backlights and practicles (a lamp, etc) in a shot. Sturdy, grounded. Good too to have in your bag 'o goodies.

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                      4.0

                      Almost a necessity

                      By Trevor F.

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                          I used this dimmer to control the light output on two different 250W light fixtures. I don't know how I lived for so long without one of these. In fact, I'm going to buy another.

                          If you are a video professional, you know that audio and lighting are the most important things to making a good video.

                          Sure, you can make your own, but why waste the time and make something that won't look as nice?

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                          5.0

                          FINALLY!

                          By Jim Ros, Cinematographer

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Location
                            • On Location
                            • Videography

                            Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                            I was so tired of moving the stand, adding scrims, removing scrims, more diffuser, less diffuser, change the bulb, does this look better? I got this to use with an Arri 650 Fresnel. I set up the light and use the dimmer to set the light perfect on the client depending upon all those variables- ambient lighting, skin tone, clothing, etc. SO MUCH EASIER! It makes no noise, at least I haven't heard anything. I just got it and I've only used it on one shoot so far and am looking forward to many more. Wish they made a 2K version for use with my Mole Juniors.

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                            4.0

                            Doesn't disappoint

                            By MJM/LUMIWest Media Creations

                            from Vancouver, B.C.

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Night Time
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                              The Impact 1000 watt dimmer is among the cheapest on the market, is a pretty good deal and seems to deliver. It's a small handheld unit with a slide switch that dims from zero to one hundred percent. It's designed for tungsten only. Happily it comes with a standard three prong Edison plug thusly it can accomodate common fixtures like Altmans, Arris, Moles, etc. Depending on the fixture and globe, you may get some harmonic vibration or filament whine. Not unexpected. For those unaware keep in mind all dimmers reduce color temperature so if you use dimmers frequently you'll want some gels handy. I tested on the more common bulbs, the BTL and BTN and double ended quartz-halogen with no noise or flicker issues. It seems a little lightweight, then again it's only a quarter of the price of its competitors. There is no on-off switch so you will need an inline switch on your fixture, or barring that, add a power bar to act as one. It works great with all my fixtures so far! I need more of these....

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                              5.0

                              You can't beat it for the money.

                              By DC

                              from Los Angeles

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Low Light

                                Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                                I am a Local 728 lighting technician in Hollywood. I work with every light and dimmer set up out there. I have read many of the other reviews about people complaining about humming/ noise / filament vibration from this product. This is nothing unique to this particular product! This type of dimmer is known in the film industry (regardless of brand) as a "hand squeezer". In fact we make them ourselves out of parts from an electrical contractor supplier / [*] parts. All of these type of "hand squeezers" hum when dimmed down. YOU HAVE TO USE 1K or 2K VARIAC IF YOU NEED IT TO BE TOTALLY SILENT. They are a lot more expensive, bigger and heavier too! The good news is that this Impact 1000W Dimmer is cheaper to buy complete from B&H than building one yourself from [*]parts. Just understand its limitations and it will work great for any incandescent fixture 1000W or less.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                It works

                                By JJ

                                from NJ

                                Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                                It does what it is supposed to do. No surprised or disappointments.

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                                4.0

                                Seems Very nice

                                By Mr Photo

                                from Roseland, Nj

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                                    Fairly small and compact. but mine has some piece of something, (Plastic) bouncing around inside, i just hope it is not something that will lead to a bigger issue later, other than that it seems like it will come in very handy for shoots where I need a dimmer...

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Value!

                                    By Tung Vu

                                    from Durham, NC

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                                      This dimmer works as it should. Excellent value!

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                                      4.0

                                      Solid product

                                      By Stephen D

                                      from Orange, CA

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                                        This is a well built simple product that works as advertised. It saves me lots of time getting the light correctly exposed instead of me having to layer gels or move the light back. It also extends the reach of the built in plug so I don't need a stinger with most setups.

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                                        5.0

                                        awesome dimmer

                                        By NEMA Photography

                                        from San Diego, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Low Light
                                          • Night Time
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Special Events
                                          • Wedding Receptions

                                          Comments about Impact D1000 1,000W AC Dimmer Control (110-120V):

                                          we use this dimmer with the lowel vip pro lights. the Impact dimmer is a great complement to these lights and are great to use for indoor receptions and events

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