Having spoken to many electricians and wholesalers about LED dimming vs installing your standard light switch, we realise there is still plenty of confusion around the opportunity that LED dimming presents, with so many still switched off LED dimming entirely.
Not only do we hear that wholesalers are recommending switches over dimmers, believing that LED dimming is too problematic and not worth the hassle, but more and more often we hear from electricians, "I'm fed up with it, I can't be bothered. What I'm installing never works."
What if we told you that the reason you feel that way is because most dimmers on the market sold as 'LED compatible' are not actually designed to dim LED?
The market is flooded with so called 'LED dimmers' that are in fact designed to dim Tungsten. What's more, people rarely take into consideration that LED lamps often have a high inrush current, so it's really not hard to see where the root of this problem lies.
Pair an incompatible dimmer with LED lamps and you're guaranteed to experience flicker, buzz and disturbance. So, we really don't blame you for thinking that installing a standard switch in place of a rotary dimmer is the hassle-free solution for your lighting projects…
In this short YouTube clip we explain (very simply) how to spot an LED dimmer from an old-fashioned TRIAC dimmer, and why LEDs require digital technology. So, you can start installing LED dimmers with confidence and include LED dimming within your customer quotes.
As our short clip explains, times have changed, and we have changed with them. TRIAC dimming technology is outdated and isn't compatible with LEDs. Digital solutions are now the answer. What's more, Zano technology in testing is unanimously the best, and our dimmers outperform all others on the market.
When you use the right products, everything becomes simple.
Whether you need to dim 0-150W/VA or up to 1000W/VA LED, require a multi-point solution to LED dimming or a grid dimmer with a difference, we have a range of dimming products to help you sort out any LED project.
Need help finding the right product for your LED project? Give our technical team a call to talk it through 0345 519 5858.
And remember - don't switch it, dim it.