Dimmable LED light strips?

Old 11-17-15, 07:40 AM
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Dimmable LED light strips?

I have an A/V room in my basement with 2 lighting circuits--one set of recessed lights on a dimmer, and a pair of 8' fluorescent fixtures recessed into the ceiling on a normal switch. I would like to replace the noisy tubes with LEDs, and make them dimmable. Yesterday I found out there are retro-fit LED tubes that are dimmable (you remove the ballasts in the fixtures)--but they don't make 8' replacements. Do I have any other options that would be cheaper than buying 4-4' fl. fixtures & re-tubing them with LED conversions? Maybe there are other 4' LED fixtures that are dimmable that I haven't discovered yet?

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Old 11-17-15, 04:38 PM
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You can retrofit the 8' fixture to accept tandem 4' lamps fairly easily. Here is one example we use: T8 LED Retrofit Conversion Kits | T8 Lighting Fixtures | Engineered Products Company Google 8' strip retrofit kit and you will find many other hits. Since you are converting to LED rewiring the fixture would be required so this is a good opportunity to retrofit the strips anyway.

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