LED Dimming in the Domestic Sphere

Since September 01, 2012 40 and 60 Watt light bulbs have become a thing of the past. At the same time energy efficient LED technology is moving from strength to strength within the domestic sphere. However this future proof lighting system can only be dimmed using traditional dimmers with difficultly or not at all without undesirable side effects such as flickering or erratic, stepwise dimming. Even the electromagnetic compatibility guidelines, which are intended to ensure electromagnetic compatibility, are often ignored. So the replacement of traditional filament bulbs is being accompanied by a rethink in terms of dimming practices. In order for you to be able to dim LED lamps and luminaires without any problems, we have summarised the various advantages and disadvantages of the common dimming options below.