28th November 2019

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Do LED lights require a special dimmer switch?

The less electricity drawn, the dimmer the light. If you'd like your LED to be dimmable, you need to do one of two things: find LED bulbs compatible with traditional dimmers, or replace your current dimming switch with a leading-edge (LED-compatible) dimmer.

Subsequently, one may also ask, can I use an LED bulb with a dimmer switch?

Step 2: Find out if you have an LED compatible dimmer. You see, the 2 most common household dimmers include: Leading edge dimmers- these dimmers were designed to work with incandescent bulbs and most likely won't work well with LED light bulbs. They're the “traditional” and most common dimmer found in homes.

Can any LED light be dimmed?

The number one rule for successfully dimming LED lighting might sound obvious but it is a common misconception that any LED lights can be dimmed with an LED dimmer. Choose 'dimmable' lamps but be aware that this in itself is not a guarantee of a good dimming performance. It is, however, a good starting point.