Lighting – How to tell what dimmer switch to use with LED lights


I replaced the halogen GU10 bulbs in my kitchen with LED bulbs… I'm really pleased with the results but as the bulbs I bought are dimmable, how do I know what dimmer switch I can use?

I did try them with a dimmer switch but they were flickering very noticeably so it must have been the wrong type of dimmer switch

Best Answer

You will need to check the product packaging or manufacture website to see what types it is listed for. All of the Leviton and Lutron products I see at Home Depot lately have clear markings on the packaging.

Lutron marks them as C-L and Leviton calls them "Universal Dimmers".

If your lights are 12V then you need a magnetic dimmers for low voltage lighting.