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Dimmer Switch for LED Light Fixture
How to Wire a Dimmer Switch for LED LightingBy: Dave Rongey
Light Fixture Components and Dimmer Switches
[ad#block]Electrical Question: I am trying to identify a problem. I am running a series of 3 LED recessed lights 4 watts each (I know how it’s done) with a dimmer switch. After wiring, the lights flashed quickly and continuously. I tried a regular single pole switch and everything worked. I tried a different dimmer switch, but now the breaker keeps tripping. I double checked the wiring in the switch box. All is good. Will a dimmer work? Wiring it is easy enough (single pole). I thought there might be a short at the light connections, but everything worked with the single pole switch, so ruled that out. Any suggestions?
This electrical question came from: John, a Homeowner from Pooler, Georgia.
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Thanks for your electrical question John.
How to Wire a Dimmer Switch for LED Lighting
- The dimmer switch must be compatible with the type of LED lights that are being used in the light fixtures.
- Check with the documentation that came with the light fixtures.
- You may also have an issue if the light circuit is connected to a low voltage power supply.
- Basically, all the light fixture components must permit dimming and the components must be compatible for successful dimming.
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