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How Many LED Lights Can You Put On A Dimmer?

How Many LED Lights Can You Put On A Dimmer?

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 dimmers 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?

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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 wattsThe number of LEDs it can handle.
7.1 Watts1 LED bulb
14.2 Watts2 LED bulbs
21.3 Watts3 LED bulbs
28.4 Watts4 LED bulbs
35.5 Watts5 LED Bulbs
42.6 Watts6 LED Bulbs.

Common Dimmers Maximum Rating Calculation Includes

Note: Dimmer switches need dimmable bulbs.

With this simple calculation, you’ll know how much your dimmers can handle.


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