Frequent question: How do you wire dimmable LED strip lights?

Can you put a dimmer switch on LED strip lights?

Almost all LED Strip is dimmable – if the input voltage is reduced then the LED will gently dim. … Most dimming therefore has to take place on the low voltage side.

What power supply do I need for LED strip?

The LED strip has a power consumption of 14W / m. 14 x 8.5 = 119 Watts in total. So you need a LED power supply (sometimes referred to as a LED driver) that can deliver at least 119 Watts.

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.

Are all 12 volt LEDs dimmable?

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.

How do you dim LED light bulbs?

What can I do to make sure my light bulbs dim properly?

  1. Make sure your LED light bulbs are dimmable.
  2. Upgrade your dimming circuit from leading edge to LED-ready trailing edge.
  3. Use a compatible dimmer.
  4. Move to a non-dimmable circuit.
  5. Ensure that all your light bulbs are of the same type and from the same manufacturer.
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What wire do you use for LED strips?

What wire should I use? For single color strips, you only need 2 conductor wire, and for RGB strips, you need 4 conductor wire. We recommend using stranded copper wire 10-22 gauge.

What are the 3 wires on LED lights?

LED Lights with 3 wires will be a multi-function light. They can (most times) be used in whatever configuration is right for your application. For example, running and brake, running and blinker or brake and blinker. These LED’s will usually have a black, red and white wire.