It's had a good run, but its days are numbered. The reign of conventional SCR dimmers will soon be coming to an end, and the hottest candidate for the throne is the sine wave dimmer.
SCR dimming has been around since the early 1960s and came into full force a decade later as the technology became better understood and the components, more affordable. Over the years, the trusty SCR dimmer has become smarter, more compact, slightly more efficient, and conversant in digital languages. So