LED Lighting Explained: Dimming

Lastly Dimming a incandescent bulb was easy.   Lower the voltage to the bulb and it dimmed.

Dimming an LED is a lot more challenging.  LED’s use a driver board that needs to match the dimmer for the best dimming.  If it doesn’t match the LED can be damaged and/or the dimmer can be damaged.  Bad results show when if the LED start to flash when dimmed.   The Best dimming offers a low  1% dim which is what most people are used to,  where the light is barely on.  Poor dimming results in only a 10% dim which to the eye is perceived to be only 30-40% dimmed.

Lutron Graphic T Dimmer

Let us help you choose the perfect lighting for your project, we can even demo the LED lighting in your own home. Call Off the Wall AV today  at 504-835-7677 for an in-home consultation.

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