Simple answer is NO. There are LEDs on the market that can be dimmed and actually a few that will work with a standard dimmer. The difference is in the internal LED control and how line voltage is handled to supply the needs of the LED.
Can I use incandescent dimmer on LED lights?
A standard incandescent dimmer can be used to dim dimmable LED/CFL bulbs; however performance may vary. In some instances, it will work perfectly and in others you may experience issues such as flickering, reduced dimming range and fluttering.
Do you need a special dimmer to dim LED lights?
Yes, LED lights require a special dimmer. An old fashioned incandescent dimmer switch will not work properly with LED bulbs. You cannot just simply lower the voltage to the LED driver.
What happens if you use a regular dimmer with LED bulbs?
In traditional dimming systems you are simply lowering the voltage/power to the bulb, which in turn dims it down. With LED bulbs you cannot limit the power to the driver, because if you do, the bulb would flicker or just turn off.
What type of dimmer do I need for LED lights?
Trailing edge dimmers work best with LED light bulbs and leading-edge dimmers work best with traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs.
Why do LED lights flicker on dimmer?
There are many reasons why an LED lamp can flicker, but the most common cause is a lack of resistance in the lamp to allow the dimmer curve to work correctly. This is not a new issue; it’s been around for a long time, but is becoming more “noticeable” with the major increase in LED usage.
How do you dim dimmable LED lights?
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How do I know if my LED is dimmable?
The package or bulb should say if it’s dimmable and tell you which dimmer switches are compatible. You may get varying results with different CFLs and their compatible dimmers. Sometimes the CFL will only dim down to a certain percentage, about 10-40% of full light levels, before the light cuts off completely.
How do you dim a light without a dimmer switch?
Any light fixture with an incandescent or halogen bulb can be Dimmed without a Dimmer, by simply using a lower wattage bulb. For example, if you have a 60-watt lightbulb in your fixture, try using a 40-watt bulb instead. You can also Dim fluorescent lights without a dimmer switch by using special Dimming ballasts.
Can you make a non-dimmable lamp dimmable?
In a word, no. Dimmable LED bulbs and their non-dimmable counterparts use entirely different componentry, so putting a non-dimmable bulb on a dimmable circuit will not work.
Can you put a dimmer switch on any light?
A dimmer switch can be installed anywhere that an existing on or off switch is in place. Replacing the current toggle switch with a dimmer switch will allow you to change the lights’ brightness, so long as you are using a light bulb that is compatible with the dimmer you have chosen.
Can all LED lights be dimmed?
The answer is simple. Yes you can dim LED, but not all LED bulbs are dimmable.
Are incandescent bulbs dimmable?
Incandescent light bulbs are dimmer-friendly bulbs, as they work well with any dimmer switch. When using incandescent bulbs, make sure not to crank up the voltage too high, or the bulb will burn out more quickly, lessening the lifespan.