Did you recently purchase your first dimmer or switch to a new brand? Apart from the features, one of the biggest questions is how many LED lights can you put on a dimmer? Consider your dimmer switch maximum rating and divide that number by ten.
LED bulbs are one of the fastest-growing products on the market, and many homeowners are swapping out their traditional bulbs for LEDs. When combined with dimmers, it allows you to adjust the brightness of your lights.
With the addition of smart dimmer like WeMo, you can create schedules, timers, vacation mode, and connect to Google Home Kit. Smart dimmers are great for people who looking to build the perfect smart home.
Smart bulbs have an integrated Wi-Fi transceiver within the bulb that allows them to connect to your local Wi-Fi network. This helps systems and devices to communicate and power them. One perfect example is the Philips Hue line of products.
How Do You Calculate The Number Of LEDs Your Dimmer Can Take?
Dimmers like the Philips Hue: the manufacturers claim the Hub can control up to 50 Philips Hue smart bulbs. However, with your basic dimmers, there are a few rules to follow.
Dimmers have a minimum and maximum rating and are measured in Watts. Manufacturers use this simple maths to calculate how many bulbs your dimmers can take for it to function correctly.
This includes taking the maximum rating of your dimmer switch and dividing it by ten. For instance, if you have a dimmer switch with a maximum rating of 300 watts, then 300 divided by 10= 30W. So, you can run four 7.1W dimmable LED light bulbs on your dimmer switch
|WattsBulbs 7.1 watts||The amount of leds it can handle.|
|7.1 Watts||1 LED bulb|
|14.2 Watts||2 LED bulbs|
|21.3 Watts||3 LED bulbs|
|28.4 Watts||4 LED bulbs|
|35.5 Watts||5 LED Bulbs|
|42.6 Watts||6 LED Bulbs.|
Common Dimmers Maximum Rating Calculation Includes
- Maxxima 3-Way/Single LED Slide Dimmer–600W for incandescent and 150W for LEDs.
- Lutron Diva LED-150-Watts of dimmable LEDs or up to 600-Watts of Incandescent or Halogen bulbs
- Gosund Smart Dimmer Switch-150W dimmable LED/CFL or 400W incandescent bulbs and 100W ceiling fans.
- Bolrant Dimmer Switch-150-Watt of dimmable LED/CFL bulbs or 600-Watt of incandescent/halogen bulbs.
Note: Dimmer switches need dimmable bulbs.
With this simple calculation, you’ll know how much your dimmers can handle.
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