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Fitting a dimmer switch to gu10 mains light fitting with led

Postby misery » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:36 pm

Have puchased a chrome 4 bar mains gu10 halogen spotlight from Wickes.
The instructions are general instructions for all of their light fittings it seems.
I know you can fit a dimming switch to mains gu10 lamps but this fitting has 15 decorative led's along the chrome bar at the top of the fitting.
I dont think you can dim led's but is this the case whem the actual main lamps{gu10] are of the led type,because my lamps are mains halogen would it be ok to fit the dimmer switch?
Would very much appreciate any help or advice ,thanks.
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Postby SparkyPaul » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:36 am

It will depend how the LEDs are powered
a normal dimmer switch works by clipping the ac sin wave so you may see the leds flickering a bit
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Postby sparx » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:26 pm

Hi I have a mains 4 light GU10 bar type fitting which works fine on a standard dimmer even after i fitted replacement LED lamps, see no reason why yours would not work.
LED's are low voltage devices with inbuilt current limiting so dimming should work fine
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Postby misery » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:12 pm

Thanks for the quick responses guys as long as safe and wont damage the fitting I'm happy,thanks again.
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