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Which LED lights are dimmable

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This is something that many people ask when buying LED lighting. Can I dim a LED bulb? The answer is simple. Yes you can dim LED, but not all LED bulbs are dimmable.



How does dimming a LED bulb work?


The luminous element in a LED lamp is a LED. This abbreviation stands for Light Emitting Diode. The more electricity that goes through a LED, the more light it gives. Conversely, it works the same way, the less power the less light it gives.

 

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How can I tell if a LED bulb is dimmable?


In most cases, all models of LED bulbs are available in a dimmable version. But they are not always standard dimmable. Make sure the product name or specifications mention ‘dimmable’. This way you can be sure that the LED bulb is dimmable.

 

How can I dim my LED bulbs?


A dimmer is required for dimming LED bulbs. In most cases your current dimmer is used to dim halogen and incandescent bulbs. Each dimmer has a minimum power, this power is 40-80W. If you replace your old bulbs for LED then the total connected power is still below the minimum power of the dimmer. As a result, the LED bulbs may not dim or only very bad, resulting in flashing. If your LED bulbs do not work on your current dimmer then choose a trailing edge LED dimmer 0-150W, because on this dimmer +/-85% of the LED bulbs are working on.

 

Can I dim without a dimmer?


Thanks to today’s technology it is now also possible to dim without a dimmer! This can now happen with the new Philips product line, the SceneSwitch. Read all about it in our blog: Philips SceneSwitch LED bulb: switch light without dimmer

 

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