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Be Dimmable, Not Dim

Posted on February 28 2017

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When you use LED light strips you may notice something; they're really bright. Sometimes you'll want them full on lighting up the world and at other times you'll want a cozy, soft glow. Well, dimmable drivers are part of a great dimming solution foryour lights.

All HitLights LED light strips use 12V DC power, but most wall dimmers use 110-120V AC power. If you wanted to use an existing (and compatible) wall dimmer with your LED light strips, then a dimmable driver is perfect for you. It bridges the gap between your wall dimmer and LED lights.

We sell three main types.

24W Universal Dimmable Driver

The Universal Dimmable Driver has convenient removable end caps that hide extremely secure screw type connectors. Their slim design makes them easy to hide and the mounting holes allow them to be easily attached to many surfaces. They are suitable for both dry and damp locations.

Micro Dimmable Drivers

Our Micro Dimmable Drivers are not only slim but also waterproof. They can do what other power supplies can't, get wet.  You'll notice how the sturdy metal construction denotes their high build quality. They come in 40W and 60W varieties.

Magnectic Dimmable Drivers

Magnetic Dimmable Drivers offer the most wattage options (40W-300W). While magnetic drivers are quite sizable, their smooth dimming capabilities are unparalleled. Inside the metal box is a wiring compartment to protect wiring, which complies with most electrical codes in the US.

 

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Though the method of connecting wires may be different from driver to driver, the same key connections are made for all of them. You'll connect your AC power Load wire through the dimmer and into the the driver. The AC Neutral wire goes directly into the driver. Then the LED + & - wires are connected to the driver's output.

For example, this is the wiring diagram for our Universal Dimmable Driver.

Now you know all about HitLights' Dimmable Drivers!

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