Are Integral Lighting fixtures dimmable?

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Yes, all Integral Lighting Xenon and LED fixtures are dimmable.

Generally, low voltage (12vAC) landscape lighting transformers are equipped with built-in timer and/or photocell controls. Many power supplies can be controlled by the following devices when the on-board controls are bypassed or disabled.

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Many controllers have minimum and maximum load requirements to maintain safety and operate properly. The controls listed above require 20 to 30 watts minimum but vary depending on manufacturer specifications.

The home control and LED industries are advancing at a rapid pace of innovation. This information is subject to change. When controls are desired, consult your equipment manufacturer for compatibility between power supplies, load requirements and fixture brands.

For more information regarding the use of dimmers with low voltage lighting systems, please read the Lutron Dimmer White Paper.

What effect does dimming have on incandescent fixtures?

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Typically, you can expect to increase the projected lamp life due to the reduction of voltage at the fixture. Additionally, you will notice a slight change in the color output as voltage is reduced … the incandescent fixture emits a slightly warmer light.

Will dimming an LED change the color output?

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Reducing the voltage to an LED does not change the color output, or warmth, of the fixture. LEDs are designed to emit the same color at all points of voltage.

If your goal is to alter the output of your LED fixture, we do offer various options. Filters are available for our .500 LED fixtures to alter the output between 2700K warm white (incandescent equivalent), 3000K pure white (halogen equivalent), and 4200K cool white (fluorescent equivalent). Our .550 LED fixtures emit 2400K ultrawarm white, which is comparable to the warmth of candlelight.