Reducing the power delivered to your light bulb can be done with dimmer switches. They trim a section of the wave using either the leading edge or trailing edge. The manufacturers of light bulbs have come up with new designs. Most of the household dimmers are compatible with this.
Do you need special dimmer switch for LED lights?
You won’t be able to dim the light completely or not very well if you use a standard dimmer switch. There is a special electronic dimmer switch that needs to be used to have a fully functioning and dimming light.
Why do some dimmers not work with LEDs?
The leading edge dimmers can’t read or control their circuitry because of the low wattage of the LEDs. Trailing edge dimmers have a lower wattage range and are easier to read and control than the other way around.
Why do my LED lights flicker on a dimmer switch?
The flickering can be traced to a non- compatible dimmer switch. The dimming effect is created when the power supply is switched on and off many times a second.
Can you put a dimmer switch on any light?
Standard dimmer switches are used in most light fixture. Determine if the fixture uses a line or low voltages. dimmer switches can be used to control the brightness of the rails and track lights.
How do you know if your dimmer is LED compatible?
You can check the minimum and maximum load range of the switch to see if it’s compatible with the dimmer you have.
How do I choose an LED dimmer switch?
A dimmer with a wattage rating that exceeds the total wattage of all the light bulbs is the one you should choose. If you want to control a fixture with ten 75- watt bulbs, you need a dimmer with a rating of 750 watt or higher.