Dimming dowlighters

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by yorkshireboy, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. yorkshireboy

    yorkshireboy Member

    If I get some standard fire rated screwfix downlighters,are they dimmable.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. fooman

    fooman New Member

    as long as the transformers if low voltage are dimmerable theres should be no problem

    if they are mains voltage there will be no problem either.
     
  3. andyspark

    andyspark Active Member

    Might be a good idea to over rate the dimmer though.
     
  4. fooman

    fooman New Member

    yeah divide the total wattage by 2 and add it on will cover you

    ie 200 watts of light 300 watt dimmer
    300 watts of light 450 watt dimmer

    you won't get dimmers exactly to the wattage you have calculated but just get the next size up
     
  5. Ant1981

    Ant1981 New Member

    Won't get owt as dim as handy andy either.
     

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