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Question about dimmer for undercabinet LED

Posted by dhuston (My Page) on
Wed, May 2, 12 at 12:05

Going to put some LED strips under my cabinets. Will have three separate runs of upper cabinets. Am looking at using the following strips.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&category=BARS&Page2Disp=/specs/FLSX3.htm#photos

Not sure if I want cool white, natural white, or warm white yet. Any suggestions? The kitchen has mostly recessed incandescent lights and a few pendants.

Anyway, I have a switch that supplies two of the sections together, left and right of range, and another switch for the third section. The switch controls power to a duplex outlet mounted on top of cabinets.

My question is what would I need to be able to dim these lights? Was going to just use a compact dc power supply plugged into the outlets. Will a lutron LED dimmer work with that or would I need a different power supply?

Also, for the sections on the sides of the range, the switch controls two duplex outlets, one on each side, I would need a power supply for each side? Will one dimmer work both power supplies?

Also, would I need magnetic or electronic dimmer? Was wanting to use Lutron Maestro.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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RE: Question about dimmer for undercabinet LED

The dimmer has to be matched to the power supply. If the power supply is magnetic, the dimmer has to be a MLV.

There's more info in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: UCL continuation


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RE: Question about dimmer for undercabinet LED

Where would be a good place to look for dimmable power supplies?


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RE: Question about dimmer for undercabinet LED

"The dimmer has to be matched to the power supply. If the power supply is magnetic, the dimmer has to be a MLV. "

It is not that simple.

Some power supply designs cannot be dimmed no matter how you try.

The supply manufacturer is the person you need to ask.


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