CAN I DIM MY HALOGEN LIGHTS?

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CAN I DIM MY HALOGEN LIGHTS?

Mains halogen bulbs can be dimmed with any standard dimming system or dimmer switch. We recommended that the dimmer should have a 25% higher wattage rating than the fittings to allow for any increased load which can happen when the bulbs are coming to the end of their life.

It is a little trickier with low voltage halogen as these lights can only be dimmed if you have a dimmable transformer and a compatible dimming device. Most of the low voltage halogen lights on the market with integrated transformers are not suitable for dimming. Your electrician may be able to change the transformer to allow you to dim your light and he can then help you select the correct dimmer. If you have a separate dimmable transformer always make sure you check the compatibility of your fitting with the dimming device and that the dimmer has sufficient capacity to control the load on the circuit. Again if you are in any doubt please consult your electrician.

 

 

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