LED lighting has become a popular solution for people looking to reduce their energy consumption.
Lightwave Dimmers have been purpose designed to be compatible with the latest dimmable LED lamps. Nevertheless, there are some varieties of LED that may still have trouble dimming and may flicker. This may be resolved by increasing the total load (adding more bulbs), but not always. To ensure successful dimming, a good solution is to use pre-tested bulbs recommended on our compatibility chart.
Our new charts are constantly being updated and expanded. If you do not see the lamp type that you require, please feel free to give us a call for extra advice.
As a general rule we do not recommend exceeding 60W of LED load per gang for Lightwave Generation 1 or 2 dimmers (unless exceptions are recorded on the charts), but damage to dimmers may occur at levels below this if the LED lamps used are not compatible or not dimmable, so we strongly recommend adhering to the compatibility charts.
We have had more success with the Generation 2 dimmers when it comes to compatibility, due to the calibration settings built into the dimmer. This allows the dimmer to switch between leading and trailing edge driving modes, and select a minimum and maximum dim level. Minimum load will still apply here, however it will vary depending on how compatible the lamps are. Our chart lists lamps which we can confirm work, however other LEDs may be compatible but we cannot verify this.