5 amp lamp dimming
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wanthotweather
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5 amp lamp dimming

by wanthotweather » Sun May 07, 2023 5:20 pm

Hello, is it possible to dim a light like this (which doesn’t have a dimmer switch) if I use a dimmable bulb and plug it into a 5 AMP plug with a dimmable light switch? Many thanks!

https://www.lights2go.co.uk/shop-by-pro ... CbEALw_wcB

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Re: 5 amp lamp dimming

by Mr White » Sun May 07, 2023 10:12 pm

Make sure the dimmer switch you intend to use is LED lamp compatible (Not all dimmers can dim LED lamps) and as you said, make sure you buy a dimmable LED lamp. Then you are good to go.

You can use a "normal" 13A plug, but do change the fuse to a 3 amp fuse.

FYI the fuse is to protect the cable/flex NOT the light.

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Re: 5 amp lamp dimming

by ericmark » Mon May 08, 2023 6:39 pm

A dimming switch will only reduce the bulb output, where as a smart bulb you can dim and change the colour temperature and even the colour, so at under £10 for a smart bulb it is not worth using a dimming switch.

I did buy some years ago a couple of sets of socket adaptors with remote control, each set had two on/off and two dimming adaptors, the latter are today useless after we moved to LED.

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