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Adding a LED Light Fixture with a Dimmer Switch

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Electrical Question: Will my existing lights work with a new LED light fixture?

My electrical wiring project involves a Ceiling Light in the Hallway of a Condo.

This electrical wiring question came from Sam, a Homeowner in Vancouver, Canada.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Sam.

Adding a LED Light Fixture

Application: Wiring a LED Light Fixture.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Ceiling Light, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Ceiling Light should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Vancouver, Canada. A permit and inspections may also be required.

Adding a Non Dimmable LED Light Fixture

This electrical wiring project is about adding a non-dimming LED Ceiling Light fixture in the Hallway of a Condo.

Great Question Sam!

Typically, the non-dimmable lamp will not affect the other light fixture, however the non-dimmable LED lamp will most likely not work right, because the LED light is made to work with a standard switch, and not a dimmer switch.

You may consider installing two light fixtures that are the same, and are compatible with the switches you have.

LED Light Bulbs
When selecting a LED lamp or LED light fixture, decide if the light will always be on full bright, or if you would like the brightness to change down to a dim level of light.

Dimmer Switches
Most dimmer switches will require LED light fixtures and LED light bulbs that are dimmable, and compatible with the dimmer switch.

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