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TRAILING EDGE DIMMING FOR LED BULBS

Dimmable LEDs are in demand more and more each day, so making sure that your set up works perfectly first time is key. LEDs seemingly last forever and save you up to 90% on your bills, but incompatible dimmer switches can reduce the life of LED bulbs dramatically.

What Is The Right Dimmer Switch?

Dimming Cycles

Having a compatible dimmer switch is something that isn't considered when purchasing light bulbs, but with the introduction of dimmable LEDs you need to be aware of the types of dimmer available (Leading Edge & Trailing Edge) and how they work alongside LEDs.

Leading Edge dimming is the type of dimmer switch that is most commonly used within a domestic environment. They possess a higher minimum load than trailing edge dimmers which makes LEDs very difficult to install on a circuit which has a Leading Edge Dimmer switch. Leading Edge switches are designed for bulbs on a circuit that have an inductive load, which use traditional, magnetic low voltage transformers, which are not compatible with LEDs, as well as resistive loads.

Alternatively, Trailing Edge Dimmer Switches are a lot rarer than Leading Edge Dimmers due to the electronic low voltage transformer compatibility, which are found in both Low and Mains Voltage LEDs. It does also feature the same resistive load compatibility as Leading Edge Dimmer Switches. Alongside this, another feature that sets it apart from Leading edge is the lower loads that they feature.

The full range of Mirrorstone Lighting LEDs are compatible with a range of trailing edge switches, but the range of Varilight Rotary Switches and Touch Sensitive Dimmers are what is most recommended with all Mirrorstone products.

Trailing edge dimming led bulbs and circuits

Finding The Right Bulb

Unlike incandescent light bulbs where all of them are dimmable as standard, not all LED bulbs are. If you are looking to have a dimmable set up then you will need to ensure that the LEDs you are installing are capable of being dimmed.

Below is our full range of dimmable products which include products from our GU10 LED Spotlights, E27 LED Light bulbs as well as LED Panel Lights. Have a browse and see which ones suit your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

Dimmable Directly from 230v AC input

Product NamePower OutputLumen OutputBeam Angle

Dimmable 7w COB 7w 480lm 60°
Dimmable GU10 27SMD 6w 450lm 120°
Dimmable GU10 9w COB 9w 860lm 60°
Dimmable 13w GU10 AR111 13w 860lm 45°
Dimmable 9w GU10 AR111 9w 800lm 45°
Dimmable E27 8w R80 8w 800lm 120°
Dimmable E27 6w OMNI-LED Globe 6w 650lm 360°
Dimmable E273w OMNI-LED Candle 3w 330lm 360°
Dimmable E14 3w OMNI-LED Candle 3w 330lm 360°
Dimmable B22 6w OMNI-LED Globe 6w 650lm 360°
Dimmable B22 3w OMNI-LED Candle 3w 330lm 360°
Dimmable B15 3w OMNI-LED Candle 3w 330lm 360°
Dimmable G9 3W LED 3w 360lm 360°
Dimmable Fire Rated 9w White CREE LED Downlight 9w 600lm 60°
Dimmable Fire Rated 9w Black CREE LED Downlight 9w 600lm 60°
Dimmable Fire Rated 9w Satin Chrome CREE LED Downlight 9w 600lm 60°
Dimmable Fire Rated 9w Polished CREE LED Downlight 9w 600lm 60°
Dimmable Fire Rated 8w Satin Chrome COB LED Downlight 8w 480lm 40°
Dimmable Fire Rated Tilting 8w White COB LED Downlight 8w 480lm 40°
Dimmable Fire Rated 8w White COB LED Downlight 8w 480lm 40°
3w Frosted LED Downlight 3w 330lm 120°
5w Frosted LED Downlight 5w 400lm 120°
12w Frosted LED Downlight 12w 930lm 120°
15w Frosted LED Downlight 15w 1200lm 120°
18w Frosted LED Downlight 18w 1400lm 120°
3w Recessed COB LED Downlight 3w 230lm 60°
7w Recessed COB LED Downlight 7w 550lm 60°
12w Recessed COB LED Downlight 12w 900lm 60°
18w Recessed COB LED Downlight 18w 1350lm 60°
3w Standard Tilt Recessed LED Downlight 3w 260lm 45°
5w Standard Tilt Recessed LED Downlight 5w 430lm 45°
7w Standard Tilt Recessed LED Downlight 7w 600lm 45°
9w Standard Tilt Recessed LED Downlight 9w 800lm 45°
12w Standard Tilt Recessed LED Downlight 12w 1000lm 45°
18w Standard Tilt Recessed LED Downlight 18w 1500lm 45°
6w LED Panel Light 6w 450lm 120°
10w Round Blue Edge Panel Light 10w 600lm 120°
20w Round Blue Edge Panel Light 20w 1200lm 120°
10w Square Blue Edge Panel Light 10w 600lm 120°
20w Square Blue Edge Panel Light 20w 1200lm 120°
25w LED Panel Light 25w 1800lm 120°
40w LED Panel Light 40w 3400lm 120°
6w Round Surface Mounted LED Panel Light 6w 600lm 120°
12w Round Surface Mounted LED Panel Light 12w 1200lm 120°
18w Round Surface Mounted LED Panel Light 18w 1800lm 120°
24w Round Surface Mounted LED Panel Light 24w 2400lm 120°
6w Square Surface Mounted LED Panel Light 6w 600lm 120°
12w Square Surface Mounted LED Panel Light 12w 1200lm 120°
18w Square Surface Mounted LED Panel Light 18w 1800lm 120°
24w Square Surface Mounted LED Panel Light 24w 2400lm 120°
12w Recessed LED Panel Light 12w 930lm 120°
18w Recessed LED Panel Light 18w 1450lm 120°
20w Recessed LED Panel Light 20w 1600lm 120°
 

We also have a range of dimmable products that require the use of a Dimmable Driver to provide dimming functionality. Browse through our range of dimmable drivers as well our Low voltage Dimmable Products.

Dimmable drivers

Product NameMaximum LoadOutput Voltage

10w Dimmable LED Driver 10w 12v/24v DC
14w Dimmable LED Driver 14w 12v/24v DC
25w Dimmable LED Driver 25w 12v/24v DC
48w Dimmable LED Driver 48w 12v/24v DC
50w Dimmable LED Driver 50w 12v/24v DC
80w Dimmable LED Driver 80w 12v/24v DC
100w Dimmable LED Driver 100w 12v/24v DC
200w Dimmable LED Driver 200w 12v/24v DC
 

Low Voltage Dimmable LED Products

Product NamePower OutputLumen OutputBeam Angle

MR16 4w 3 LED 4w 300lm 45°
MR16 27SMD 6w 450lm 120°
MR16 6w COB 6w 400lm 60°
4.8w/m Single Colour LED Strip Light 4.8w/m 400lm/m 120°
7.2w/m Single Colour LED Strip Light 7.2w/m 510lm/m 120°
9.6w/m Single Colour LED Strip Light 9.6w/m 800lm/m 120°
14.4w/m Single Colour LED Strip Light 14.4w/m 1020lm/m 120°
5w/m Side Emitting LED Strip Light 5w/m 480lm/m 45°
24v 14.4w/m Single Colour LED Strip Light 14.4w/m 1020lm/m 120°
7w 50cm LED Light Bar 7w 375lm 120°
8.5w 50cm LED Light Bar 8.5w 450lm 120°