Dimming

Dimming Incandescent Lighting

Dimming Incanescent LightingAll Incandescent lighting can be dimmed using a standard dimmer switch. It is quite normal to hear a slight humming from the dimmer switch during operation. The severity of the humming is normally related to the quality of the dimmer switch.
For best results use only high quality dimmer switches.

Dimming Mains Voltage Halogen

Dimming Mains Voltage HalogenAll mains voltage halogen lighting can be dimmed using a standard dimmer switch, however some call for a down rating in the wattage by 50%. It is quite normal to hear a slight humming from the dimmer switch during operation. The severity of the humming is normally related to the quality of the dimmer switch.

Dimming Low Voltage Halogen

Dimming Low Voltage HalogenDepending on the type of transformer used most low voltage lighting can be dimmed, however the correct type of low voltage dimmer switch must be used.
Whilst is it technically possible to dim wire wound transformers we do not recommend that you do so as the buzzing generated from the transformer most users find unacceptable.

Dimming Fluorescent (Low Energy) and LED

Dimming Low Energy and LEDsWith the exception of a few dimmable CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) Fluorescent lighting and LEDs are not dimmable. We are confident that more dimmable Fluorescent lighting and LEDs will reach the market in the future and we will continue to monitor this situation in an effort to make these products available to our customers as soon as we can.


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