Asked by: Dorene Schlechter
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

Can you dim low voltage LED lights?

While most LED bulbs are now dimmable, not all of them are and not all of them dim in the same manner Since LEDs consume such a low wattage, many types of dimmers do not function with LED in the same way that they do with high wattage load incandescents.

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Also question is, can you dim 12v LED lights?

If you want to use a 120V magnetic low voltage dimmer switch with your new LED lights, our 12V Dimmable Drivers are made specifically for use with this kind of switch.

Similarly, why are my low voltage lights dim? Voltage drop is the decrease in electrical current experienced as electricity travels through a wire. This is most commonly seen as dim light output from your landscape lights. Voltage drop is especially noticeable when many lights are wired in series.

Consequently, can you put a dimmer on low voltage lights?

Note: Line voltage incandescent and low-voltage fixtures can be mixed on the same circuit, but the correct low-voltage dimmer (for the given low-voltage load) must be used. Do not mix magnetic and electronic transformers on the same dimming circuit. Note: Some low-voltage fixtures cannot be dimmed.

What happens if you dim a non dimmable LED bulb?

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.

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