The Electronic Panel Lamp Dimmer Control is a cost effective reliable method of safely controlling the intensity of dash board lighting in the cab of vehicles. Pollak® Panel Lamp Dimmer controls have been specified by Mack Trucks, Freightliner, Peterbilt and Kenworth. These manufacturers know that electronic reliability keeps trucks on the road and out of the shop. An electronic panel lamp dimmer eliminates the old fashion rheostat type control. Sophisticated electronic pulse width control circuitry and power MOSFET technology used in the panel lamp dimmer's design eliminates the heat build up found with traditional rheostats. Pollak's two wire design allows the Pollak® controls to be a drop in replacement for existing rheostat applications (see chart for appropriate part number). State of the art surface mount electronic design reduces the housing size and weight while eliminating expensive product failure caused by vehicle vibration. This Pollak® panel lamp dimmer is designed in accordance with stringent SAE J1455 recommendations. Load dump and transient conditions will not adversely affect the dimmer's operation and it is completely protected from continuous short circuit overload. As dash panels become more complicated the strain on the panel dimmer is increased. The truck O.E.M.'s know this and have converted to electronic dimmers.