Dimming LED lights

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Old 05-30-15, 05:52 PM
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Dimming LED lights

I just installed recessed lighting in my kitchen with retrofit LED's. I goofed and bought standard dimmer switches. I went ahead and installed one and it seems to work fine. Is there any safety issue with using a standard dimmer with the LED's. They don't really dimm down very low... am wondering if an LED dimmer switch might have a larger range? I'd just return them, but it's an hour drive from here in the boonies!
 
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You have to go to the boonies eventually, so I'd install a standard switch, pack up the dimmers and get good LED compatible dimmers for the lights. You'll be happier longer.
 
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Most articles that I've seen recommend dimmers that are made for LEDs. Besides that, is there a ceiling fan involved?
 
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There is a fan on the same fuse, but different switch
 
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That's good. Can you exchange the dimmers through the mail instead of having to leave the boonies again?
 
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Well fortunately the wife leaves quite often on shopping expeditions, so getting them returned won't be too big a problem. Meanwhile, new ones will arrive at my doorstep in 2 days!
 
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You can't ask for more than that.
 
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