After many years of dimmable lighting running alongside the growth of LED technology, many people still wonder whether these two technologies can be combined in dimmable LED light bulbs. This begs the question - are LED lights dimmable?
The answer to this is short and simple, yes! There are plenty of different types of dimmable LED lights - however, there are still plenty of different things that you must take into consideration.
Throughout this blog, we will be aiming to provide you with a thorough guide on dimmable LED lighting and the many forms it can take, so read on to find out more.
LED Light Bulbs
LEDs are the most energy-efficient light bulbs that money can buy in today’s market, This is one of the biggest reasons that many people, especially in the current economic climate, are making the switch from incandescent and halogen light bulbs.
They are so energy efficient that they can last up to 50,000 hours or more. Due to their long lifespan and ability to be turned on instantly, many people have come to accept that the switch to LED technology is imperative in the modern world.
LEDs come in various different formats, including LED strip lights, spotlights, downlights and much more with each of those having the ability to be solar-powered or to be installed with batteries. All of this makes LED lights perfect for home lighting and should be something that you definitely consider for all areas of your house.
Dimmable LED Lights
One thing that you must keep in mind is to ensure that you are purchasing the correct bulbs, and make sure that they are dimmable!
Not all LED lights are dimmable, so it is important that you make the distinction between the two when you make your purchase.
If you are fully aware that you are purchasing the correct, dimmable LED light bulbs it is also imperative that the lamp or socket you plan to use fits the bulb too.
This is a problem that is more for people planning on using the light in a lamp as some lamps do not have a feature that allows them to dim at all.
Dimmable LEDs have been around for many years now and have revolutionised the way in which we can conserve our energy from home.
As we have previously stated, LEDs are already some of the most energy-efficient options to light your home in the world and to make this even better they are incredibly easy to access for most people in the UK!
Coupling the fantastic energy-saving properties of LED lighting with the extra energy-saving of dimmable lighting creates an almost endless supply of lighting with no need to constantly change bulbs or buy new ones.
This allows for your energy prices to be much lower which is an incredible benefit, especially with the current UK economic issues, and will therefore save you hundreds of pounds in the long term.
Why Should You Use LED Dimmer Switches?
Another important factor to consider when using dimmable LED lighting is that if you have previously been using a dimmer switch for your old lights, then this same switch will not work with these new bulbs.
When buying a new LED dimmable light bulb you will be required to buy a brand new dimmer switch to complete the set-up.
Standard dimmer switches operate at a minimum power of 50W and the decreased energy consumption in LED lighting means that they do not meet these requirements and therefore will not function properly.
This may seem like even more effort piled onto your already existing worries, however, these are rather simple to be able to get your hands on.
We can provide you with the highest quality dimmer switches around, along with the physical dimmer bulbs that you will need to couple them with.
What Type Of Dimmer Switch Should You Use?
At LED Supplier, we have a wide range of LED dimmer switches for you to choose from and you can be assured that we will provide the highest quality bulbs and switches if you choose to buy your home lighting with us.
We have plenty of products to choose from in various categories such as outdoor lighting, dimmable LED bulbs and, of course, LED dimmer switches all varying in price.
If you do choose to switch to dimmable LED technology, we can help you with the process from start to finish.
An LED light dimmer switch is a great accessory to have in your household and the installation process is not as laborious as it may initially appear.
We recommend that you enlist the help of a professional electrician to do such a task; however, these fittings can be done at home with the help of a tutorial.
Some manufacturers may offer free installation of a dimmer switch to be accompanied by the sale of the dimmer switch however this may not always be the case, therefore it is important to find someone who does know what they are doing.
To answer the initial question once more, yes you can purchase dimmable LED light bulbs from just about any LED lighting retailer.
Making the upgrade from incandescent and halogen dimmable light bulbs can be a difficult process especially when you are not particularly sure about what you are doing.
Therefore, we hope that we have been able to help you with your queries on whether LED lights can actually be dimmable and what you must consider when investing in a new dimmer system.
If you would like to get in touch with us, you can contact us at 0151 318 9003 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply to any further queries you may have.