Can you put a dimmer on LED lights?
Well, the answer depends: Yes, LED lights work on a dimmer when: You have “dimmable” LED light bulbs. You use an LED compatible dimmer.
How do I make my LED lights dimmer?
LEDs cannot be dimmed like light bulbs, by simply varying their input voltages. Instead, the current running through them must be directly controlled either by a resistor placed in series with the LED or by more advanced methods like constant current regulators.
What happens if you put a non dimmable LED bulb in a dimmer?
If you install a non-dimming LED bulb in a circuit with a dimming switch, it will likely operate normally if the dimmer is at its 100% or fully on. Dimming the bulb, will likely cause erratic behavior such as flickering or buzzing and ultimately may cause damage to the bulb.
How do you dampen LED lights?
To solve this problem you can simply apply a lampshade or place your bulb in a fixture. This will allow the light to be softened but still give adequate lighting to your space. It should be noted that LED light bulbs should not be placed in an enclosed fixture.
How do I reduce the glare on my LED?
But you can further reduce glare by using a lamp design in which the LED light is recessed within the lamp. With this arrangement, you won’t see glare until you’re practically underneath the lamp and looking straight up into the light. LEDs come in different color temperatures.
What kind of dimmer switch do I need for LED lights?
Trailing edge dimmers work best with LED light bulbs and leading-edge dimmers work best with traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs.
Can dimmable LED bulbs be used in non-dimmable fixtures?
You can use a dimmable LED lamp in a non-dimmable circuit. You should NOT use a non-dimmable lamp in a dimmable circuit as it may cause damage to the lamp and or circuit.
Can 12 volt LED lights be dimmed?
Dimmer Switches for LED Lights
The dimmer is connected between the 12V power supply and the LED lights. All 12V LED Strip lights can be dimmed in this manner; there is no special requirement for the LED strip to be dimmable – they all are due to their inherent design.