LED lights have been proven extremely useful over the years for many different applications in both residential and commercial lighting. You can easily retrofit LED bulbs into standard fittings within minutes, replacing existing halogen, fluorescent and incandescent bulbs.

Let’s now move on to the most frequently asked question: “Are LED string lights dimmable?”  Yes they are.

Even more exciting is the fact that you can dim the LED string light according to your mood with a dimmer. However, not all LEDs can be dimmed. In some cases, this means that you may need to inspect the bulb before you buy it.

Is Your Led Light Dimmable?

It varies. This is the most obvious answer. To make sure you are certain, please check these two things:

  • First, check whether the LED’s description, technical specifications, or box explicitly state that it can be dimmed. If you choose a non-dimmable led on a dimmer, the bulb will flicker and be significantly shorter in life.
  • Second, make sure that your dimmer can be used with LED bulbs. If you’re replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs, you will most likely have a leading-edge dimmer. They are designed to handle high wattage bulbs, so they won’t work with low-wattage LEDs.

This dimmer must be replaced with a trailing edge, which is specifically designed to work with low-voltage LED lights.

How Can Led Lights Be Dimmed?

Incandescent bulbs produce light by heating a wire filament to make it glow. To dim it, you can supply less voltage so that the wire doesn’t get as hot and produces less light.

However, LED bulbs generate light from a diode which has only 2 states. It can either be ON, producing light, or completely dark.

This article was written by a lighting specialist at LD lighting. LD Lighting was Established in 2017 and is located in Central Florida, LD Lighting offers services in screen enclosure lighting, pool lighting, outdoor entertainment, and landscape lighting installation Tampa. We promise to give you the best quality of work and bring your ideas to life.

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