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Old 09-28-2022, 03:44 PM   #1
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Adding a dimmer switch to LED ceiling lights

My TT came with 9 LED ceiling lights that are either all on at the same time (at full brightness) or all off. I would like to add a dimmer switch to control the brightness. There are two on/off switches for the ceiling lights: one on/off switch on the side of the counter and another on/off switch on my control panel center where the controls for the slides, exterior lights, water heater, etc. are located. The on/off switch on the side of the counter is on the high side of the LED light circuit. If I replace the side-of-the-counter on/off switch with a dimmer switch will that work? Or, since there is a second on/off switch in the control panel, will that cause a problem?*
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My TT came with 9 LED ceiling lights that are either all on at the same time (at full brightness) or all off. I would like to add a dimmer switch to control the brightness. There are two on/off switches for the ceiling lights: one on/off switch on the side of the counter and another on/off switch on my control panel center where the controls for the slides, exterior lights, water heater, etc. are located. The on/off switch on the side of the counter is on the high side of the LED light circuit. If I replace the side-of-the-counter on/off switch with a dimmer switch will that work? Or, since there is a second on/off switch in the control panel, will that cause a problem?*

I would think placing a dimmer would work, you'd need to figure out what type you need. Check this link out-

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I don't know what kind of switches you have but on my class a if you hold the switch in the on position it will cycle the lights from bright to dim. I didn't know they did this until I had it about 6 months.
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If Johnsat's idea doesn't work make sure you find the make/model of light and see if it is dim-able. Some LEDs are but many are not. Attempting to dim an LED that is not made to dim will either harm it, flicker or just not be happy and do odd things.
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My TT came with 9 LED ceiling lights that are either all on at the same time (at full brightness) or all off. I would like to add a dimmer switch to control the brightness. There are two on/off switches for the ceiling lights: one on/off switch on the side of the counter and another on/off switch on my control panel center where the controls for the slides, exterior lights, water heater, etc. are located. The on/off switch on the side of the counter is on the high side of the LED light circuit. If I replace the side-of-the-counter on/off switch with a dimmer switch will that work? Or, since there is a second on/off switch in the control panel, will that cause a problem?*
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12VDC LED's are dimmable if they are being powered directly from a 12VDC source; they can be dimmed with a solid state dimmer.
If a 120VAC source is being used via a power supply to attain the 12VDC, then you may have to deal with warts and hair getting things to work.

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Dimmer Switch

My 5th wheel came with 2 dimmers (main living area and dining area). I just replaced the bedroom and over the couch light switch with a dimmer switch. It is pretty easy to do if the lights already are LEDs. You can also get them as a double switch. They are made by RecPro and can be found on Amazon.



https://www.recpro.com/rv-12v-dimmer...RoCsUcQAvD_BwE
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