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Old 09-22-2014, 12:41 AM   #1
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Dimmer/timer for low voltage led lights

We're planning to install led lighting in vented vinyl soffits around the exterior of the house. We want 6 lights on the rear of the house which are controlled by an indoor dimmer switch and a timer. On the front of the house we want six more lights on a separate dimmer switch and a timer. I've started looking and am interested in low voltage, clip in led fixtures (such as AspectLED and Delphitech) which seem to offer easy installation. Do I need separate power supplies/drivers for the front and back to make this work? I'm unsure of the equipment needed to incorporate a dimmer and timer. Thank you for any recommendations.
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Seperate circuits need seperate supplies
If the drivers are dimer compatible
You can use standard domestic type dimers
And timers.
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You might need special dimmer depending on lamp or power supply. If it's a transformer (magnetic) feeding lower voltage bulbs you need one type. If it's line voltage led bulbs it's another type. Sometimes old fashioned dimmers work on dimmable line voltage LEDs but dimming range and drop out can be a pain. Bulb mfgs usually list many dimmers that work well with their bulb.

Short answer get a dimmer suited for this.
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