All of our lights are dimmable, provided you use an appropriate bulb. The LED bulbs that we offer are NOT suitable for use with a dimmer. AS DIMMER SYSTEM INSTALLATION WITH THIS TYPE OF LIGHT IS COMPLICATED AND RESULTS VARY WE ADVISE YOU TAKE CARE IN SELECTION OF BULB TO MAKE SURE IT MARRIES WITH yoUR DIMMER SWITCH.
We therefore if you want your lights to be dimmable you will need to purchase your bulbs and dimmer switch as a compatible set under the advice of a professional.
Incandescent Bulbs should be used with a traditional ‘Leading Edge’ dimmer. These dimmers were originally designed for use with incandescent and halogen lamps, therefore they have a high minimum load. This makes them incompatible with a lot of low energy light sources such as LEDs. Leading edge dimmer systems can also decrease the lifespan of your bulb.
If you are using an LED Bulb, you will need a ‘Trailing Edge’ dimmer. These dimmers have several advantages over leading edge dimmers including smoother control, soft start and silent running when in operation. This helps to prolong the life of the bulb. Trailing edge dimmers have a much lower minimum load than leading edge, making them far more suitable for powering LEDs.
If your dimmer switch is old, it is likely a leading edge and worth changing to a trailing edge version. Please consult your electrician for installation advice on whether your dimmer system is suitable for use with modern light sources.
Please note that this guide is offered only as advice and we are not certified electricians. Please consult your electrician when installing dimmer systems to make sure that they are compatible with our bulbs.