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Quasi   Thursday, 07/07/16 12:31:47 PM
Re: Bull_Dolphin post# 11835
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Dimmable LED lights.

Yes I agree that most people are not impressed with the dimmability of LEDs. However its mostly that people just screw them into the fixture and expect to use the same old incandescent dimmer switch.

Problem is the old dimmer switch basically goes from 0 to 600 watts and the LEDs draw much lower power thus they are at the very bottom of the dimmers range.

What you need is a dimmer for LEDs, they have a power adjustment on the back or the side behind the cover plate. You have to adjust this setting to balance with the power for the number of LEDs in the fixture or the number of POT lights you have daisy changed together. Basically it allows you to change the min/max power range from 0-600watts, down to say 0-5watts or 0-20watts or 0-50 watts depending on the total LED load.

Two years ago I had an electrician on a job that complained about the same thing, they just didn't dim very well, I had to show him the adjustments for load balancing and then he changed his mind. I guess he never bothered to read the instructions for the LED dimmers.

Give one a try and you will really notice the difference.

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