Question: How do you wire LED lights to a dimmer switch?

Can LED lights be put on a dimmer switch?

Use an LED Dimmer switch A standard dimmer switch cannot be used with an LED light as you will never be able to dim the LED light either completely or not very well. LED lights need their own special electronic dimmer switch to have a fully functioning and dimming light.

How do you wire a LED dimmer switch with two wires?

Turn on power and use a voltage detector to identify the live wire; this is your line wire.Turn off power and connect the corresponding wires from the junction box with the Insteon Wall Switch an cap them with wire nuts.Install Insteon Wall Switch, attach the wall plate and turn on power.More items •8 Apr 2016

Do you need a special dimmer for LEDS?

LED Bulbs may not shut off at the lowest dim setting like traditional bulbs. With LED bulbs you cannot limit the power to the driver, because if you do, the bulb would flicker or just turn off. A dimmer for LED lights is specially designed to send power and control signals to each type of electronic LED driver.

Does it matter which wire goes where on a dimmer switch?

1 Answer. Unless the new dimmer is specifically marked with LINE and LOAD or similar, it doesnt matter which wire goes to which screw/pigtail in a simple two wire switch or dimmer. Since your new switch can be used as a three way, the instructions should say which screw should not be used.

What happens if you put a dimmer on a non dimmable LED?

If you use non-dimmable LEDs on a dimmer, what happens? The bulb will not dim properly. The circuitry inside non-dimmable LEDs wont be able to handle low or pulsing current levels and will eventually become damaged, because they are only designed to be either fully powered ON or off.

How many LED lights can you put on a dimmer switch?

Varilight recommend putting no more than 10 LED lamps on one dimmer module. You can put multiple lamps on one plate, so if you have a three gang dimmer plate you can put thirty LED lamps on the plate in total (10 on each module).

What will happen if you wire a light switch wrong?

But heres the catch: If you connect the circuit wires to the wrong terminals on an outlet, the outlet will still work but the polarity will be backward. When this happens, a lamp, for example, will have its bulb socket sleeve energized rather than the little tab inside the socket.

How can you tell if a wire is load or line?

The easiest way of identifying the line/hot and load wires is to check the colors of the insulation. White and grey wires are neutral; green with yellow stripes, green and copper are ground wires, black can be line/upstream wire, red or black are load/downstream. The white or black are travelers.

Can I use a dimmable LED light bulb with a regular non-dimmable light switch?

The short answer to this question is: Yes, you can use dimmable LEDs without a dimmer switch, just like normal light bulbs.

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