Switch pelmet light for low voltage lamp

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Switch pelmet light for low voltage lamp

Post by typepear » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:32 am

Hi - we have one continual high level shelf in our new kitchen. Originally the electrician was going to install a pelmet light beneath the shelf. This light was to be operated via a dimmer switch on the wall. I've since asked if we can omit the pelmet light and instead have a light / lamp on the top surface of the shelf operated via the dimmer switch. I'm being told it's not possible but looking for some external advice. I appreciate that the strip would be low voltage however I would have thought it would be relatively straightforward to buy an alternative low voltage lamp and have this hard wired in? Or do these things not exist? Any help / advice would be appreciated! Thanks
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Re: Switch pelmet light for low voltage lamp

Post by someone-else » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:59 pm

Could you be more specific as to what you are looking for?
One time you say "lamp" another you say "strip"

If it helps,
You can't dim a "strip" of leds with a normal dimmer / LED dimmer

You can't dim most LED lamps

You can get dimmable LED lamps

Normal dimmer switches can not dim dimmable LED lamps

You can get a dimmer switch for LED dimmable lamps
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