The past 50 years have been extraordinary for HUNT Dimming. The invention of the transistor in 1956, which launched the dawn of the modern-day electronics age and earned its inventors the Nobel Prize for physics, would have a far-reaching impact on lighting control. Four years later, in 1960, the famous Hunt brothers of Dallas, TX invested in the transistor’s application to lighting, resulting in the first commercialization of dimming. For the next 50 years, the groundwork laid by HUNT Dimming would grow into a significant part of the lighting industry; these years would see many companies follow HUNT’s lead.
Demand for dimming has evolved over the past 50 years, and HUNT Dimming has evolved with it, constantly innovating to stay ahead of much larger competition as a preferred brand with an equally strong emphasis on service. When the company first opened its doors for business in 1960, dimming was primarily used to control incandescent lamps for aesthetic purposes. In 1985, HUNT Dimming launched its Simplicity® brand to support dimming of larger lighting systems for energy management and/or visual needs. Most recently, HUNT Dimming unveiled its popular Simplicity® LED Controller for use with state-of-the-art LED drivers and sources, considered the next step in the evolution of lighting.
“I am honored to be a part of lighting’s history that is HUNT Dimming,” noted A. J. Glaser, President of HUNT Dimming. “From its founding of the modern lighting controls industry, HUNT has been focused on the principles of innovation and customer service. While this seems simple in theory, for many, it is elusive in practice. I am proud of how all the people associated with HUNT Dimming over its many years have contributed to its success, including both our employees and sales representatives, all of whom have helped us to remain positioned to serve the industry for the next 50 years.”
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