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LED Lighting FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) — incandescent

Can I Use a Dimmable LED Light Bulb With a Regular (Non Dimmable) Light Switch?

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LED light bulbs unlike incandescent or halogen have the option to come in both dimmable and non-dimmable versions. This is because when LED light bulbs were first released, it was uncommon for them to be dimmable. As LED bulb internal electronics became more advanced, dimming became possible and ultimately we are at the point today where dimming is essentially a no-cost or low cost adder to most LED bulb types. Because of this, many manufacturers no longer offer a non-dimming option outside vendors who are pursing the lowest retail cost point possible.  This leads to a question however, if you...

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How much heat is generated by LED light bulbs?

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Shoppers of LED light bulbs often ask how much heat is generated by LED bulbs in comparison with incandescent or halogen bulbs. Contrary to some marketing claims, LED bulbs do indeed generate heat as does anything that consumes electricity. The important thing to keep in mind is that LEDs consume a lot less energy than incandescent or halogen bulbs and are much more efficient in how they use that energy versus traditional bulb types. Thus while LEDs will generate heat, it will be a fraction of that compared to a traditional technology bulb. The ultimate temperature at which the external...

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