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Old 03-06-15, 12:46 PM
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LED lighting and general electric help!

Hello all. Im trying to install LED light bars with a dimmer switch into a vanity mirror for my girlfriends birthday. Easy task for most, but im pretty new to electrical and lighting work . Below is my plan, i need to know if it will work. If anyone has any easier ideas id love to hear them.

I plan on using 2 maxlite plug and play lightbars. 3.6watt 120volt.
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They make cords to connect 2 light bars.

The lights will run to this 3 prong power cord.
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Heres where im not sure if it will work.

Ill need to plug the power cord into a 2 prong adapter so i can plug them into this dimmer
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100watt 120volt

Then ill run that dimmer to the 2 prong outlet.

Will this setup work? Better/cheaper ideas?

Thanks for you time.
 
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The first question is "are those LED bars dimable?" If they are not dimable then they cannot simply be plugged into a dimmer switch.
 
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Old 03-06-15, 02:37 PM
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https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/88...FZQvgQodpqMA-w

they are dimmable according to the site.

My main concern is the plug adapters not working correctly. The input for the dimmer is 2 prong. The led plug is 3.
 
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Old 03-06-15, 02:49 PM
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Technically since they are in a damp location the ground would need to be maintained. Using that plug in dimmer will remove the ground from those tracks.
 
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The vanity desk will be in the bedroom. Would the ground all be an issue? Does anyone have any better ideas? Clearly I don't know much lol
 
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Old 03-06-15, 05:38 PM
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Since the lights come with a grounded plug, a grounded dimmer should also be used.
 
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Old 03-06-15, 07:13 PM
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I was thinking that maybe you could use one of those inline dimmers where you cut the wires and install it. However they are rated for incandescent lighting only.

When I look up the dimmer you wanted to use.... it also says for incandescent lighting only.
 
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Does your LED strip manufacturer offer a dimmer? You'd think since they are marketing it as "plug and play" and if they advertise the light strips as dimmable that they would also offer a dimmer. Most likely it too would be "plug and play".
 
 

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