Dimmable LED Downlights

Here at Simple Lighting, we have a wide range of downlight types for you to choose from. No matter your requirements, we have got you covered. On this page, you will find our complete range of dimmable LED downlights. Since they only require a fraction of the electricity that traditional downlights demand, they are both cost-efficient and energy-efficient.

Combine this with the dimmable feature of these downlights, and you can create the perfect atmosphere as well. Read on to discover more about them, and please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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What Is a Dimmable LED Downlight?

Dimmable downlights can save energy, as you will choose the level of brightness you wish to have in the room. This ensures that you are not using more energy when it is not needed. Aside from being incredibly energy-efficient, these lights can also change the mood and visual appearance of your space. On an evening, when you are ready to wind down, you can turn the lights down so that you have the perfect atmosphere in the room.

What Is the Difference Between Downlights and Spotlights?

Generally speaking, downlights tend to be used for auxiliary or general lighting. When compared with traditional lights, they offer a more concentrated light source. Spotlights, on the other hand, tend to be used to highlight a specific area or object.

One of the main differences between a downlight and a spotlight is the installation - while a downlight is installed directly into the ceiling, a spotlight is fixed on either the ceiling or a wall.

Can LED Downlights Be Dimmed?

Yes, we have a great range of dimmable LED downlights for sale. However, it is important to note that not all LED bulbs can be dimmed. This is because some bulbs have technology restrictions. Because of this, we highly recommend purchasing from this page to ensure that your downlights LED will dim.

Where Should You Install Dimmable LED Lights?

We certainly recommend being tactical with regards to your installation of dimmable LED lights. You need to think about areas whereby lowering the level of light would be beneficial in terms of creating the right mood. It is all about context and purpose.

For example, they tend to be very popular in bedroom and living areas. They are also common in bathrooms, enabling people to unwind in the bath without having a harsh, bright light on. However, they don't tend to be used in kitchens. After all, there is little benefit in having a dimmable light above your kitchen workspace area. If you need to focus, you're not going to want to turn down the brightness of the light.

This type of lighting is a great way of establishing a focal point in the room or highlighting the decorative items in your home - for instance, an artwork or a sculpture. Since you can set the downlights at a different level of brightness than the rest of the space, it will help in drawing one’s attention to it in a natural way.

What Will Happen If You Place a Non-dimmable Led Downlight on the Dimmer?

If you were to install downlighting that was non-dimming in a circuit that has a dimming switch, it would typically operate normally so long as the dinner is fully on or is at full power. If you were to dim the bulb, this would typically result in erratic behaviour, for example, buzzing or flickering. This can cause damage to the bulb in the end.

Why Are My Dimmable Lights Flickering?

If you try to lower the brightness of your lights, and instead, your lights start flickering, this is almost always because you are using non-compatible light bulbs or a non-compatible dimmer switch. As spoken about previously, non-dimmable light bulbs will work in your dimmable light circuit if the light is switched on fully and is at 100 per cent. If not, you are going to get a lot of flickering.

Furthermore, if the dimmer switch is not compatible, it is going to go on and off many times per second. This can cause your LED bulb to simply become a flickering strobe light.

Can You Install Your Dimmable LED Downlights Yourself?

Fitting dimmable LED downlights is a job that you can do yourself. Nevertheless, as is the case with any sort of DIY project that involves electricity, we only recommend going down this route if you are completely sure about the task at hand. If you do not have any experience, you should definitely get a professional electrician to do the job.

Should You Take the IP Rating into Consideration When Choosing the Dimmable LED Downlight?

The answer is a definite yes. The IP rating is an important thing to take into consideration no matter what type of LED products you are purchasing - be it an integrated LED ceiling light or a downlight, as it tells you how resistant to liquids and solids it is.

The first digit of the rating shows you the level of protection against solids - this includes things like dust particles, moth, mosquitoes, etc. The second digit, on the other hand, informs you about the level of protection the product has against liquids.

When it comes to interior use, there are four common ratings that you can notice on the majority of products. Those are:

  • IP20 - this means that the light is suitable for installation in all indoor dry applications, such as the bedroom, living room, or spaces like offices or retail shops.
  • IP40 - while it will prevent the insects from getting inside the light, it will not protect it from the moisture.
  • IP42 - the lights with this IP rating can survive after getting in contact with a few drops of water. They are also protected from tools or small wires greater than 1 millimetre.
  • IP44 - lights with this IP rating are suitable for use in places such as the bathroom, or any space where they might be exposed to water spray.

Depending on the location you want to place them, you might choose differently rated downlights. For instance, you might choose a product with the rating IP44 for your bathroom, or the pool area while the IP20 rated downlights might be a perfect choice for your living room, bedroom, office, and so on.

Have Some Questions?

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If you would like to explore the dimmable LED downlights that we have for sale further, or you have any queries about them in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information. Our professional and friendly team is available to answer any sort of queries that you may have, irrespective of how big or small. By choosing Simple Lighting, you choose products of the highest quality!

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