Choosing the correct dimmer switch can be a simple or complicated task depending on the type of light source you want to dim. Dimming halogen or incandescent lighting loads is straightforward as most dimmer switches will function perfectly well. However, dimming CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps) or LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) can be tricky as both the dimmer switch and the light must be compatible. An LED compatible dimmer switch is the most difficult as the dimming technology differs from lamp to lamp and the wattage is much lower. Some of our new trailing edge dimmer switches now have a minimum load of just 2.5W. Downlights Direct works closely with both lighting and dimmer switch manufacturers to provide expert advice and pre-sales support. Our advice is based on extension testing, research and feedback from our customers.
Look out for this logo for LED compatible dimmer switches: