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Old 11-03-2016, 11:09 PM   #1
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i need to install some flexfire led tape lights for cove and closet lights. the problem i have ran into is i need to dim them. the cove lights are around 40ft and the closet will be around 150-200 ft. the lights draw around 5w per ft 12vdc. the dimmers i found on flexfire site are only rated up to 150w so i am going to be way over. that one is line voltage lutron diva. i was trying to find a secondary but no luck. i am traying to get away with 2 dimmer switches.

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Old 11-03-2016, 11:22 PM   #2
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https://www.flexfireleds.com/led-pow...s-12v-and-24v/

I have no experience with these. But a quick look around on their website and it seems there may be options.
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20W - 600W / 12V DC and 24V DC Outputs / Required to be hard wired to AC or separate plug
- Will work with all Flexfire LEDs strip lights
-Cannot be used with Lutron in wall dimmers
- Works with dimmers that are installed in-line on the DC side (after) the driver




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20W - 300W / 12V DC and 24V DC Outputs / Required to be hard wired to AC or separate plug
-Used with compatible Lutron/Leviton Wall dimmers
- All LED strip Lights except Hybrid and RGB
- 10-Year Warranty
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Lutron Diva Magnetic Low voltage dimmer
600 watt DVLP-600P
1000 watt DVLP-10P
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Lutron Diva Magnetic Low voltage dimmer
600 watt DVLP-600P
1000 watt DVLP-10P
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i think you meant to put dvlv. but yea i think thats the one i will get. thanks.

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The magnetic ones are kinda goofy with tape light, turn them on when dimmer is at full brightness, it flickers for a few seconds then works normally.
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so even with a mlv dimmable led driver the lights tend to flicker at full for a few minutes? what would you recommend a electronic driver?
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The magnetic ones are kinda goofy with tape light, turn them on when dimmer is at full brightness, it flickers for a few seconds then works normally.

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You shouldn't get any flicker with a transformer power supply and magnetic low voltage dimmer. Lots of electronic power supplies do dimming the PWM way, so i'd always went with magnetic if customer wanted dimming. 1000W on 12V thats almost 100A!!! You be better off using more circuits lets say a few power supplies and dimmers separately. Flexfire leds tend to use quite a bit of power, so I've always used a separate feed for each meter or two, as to not put too much current through low voltage wiring.
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You shouldn't get any flicker with a transformer power supply and magnetic low voltage dimmer. Lots of electronic power supplies do dimming the PWM way, so i'd always went with magnetic if customer wanted dimming. 1000W on 12V thats almost 100A!!! You be better off using more circuits lets say a few power supplies and dimmers separately. Flexfire leds tend to use quite a bit of power, so I've always used a separate feed for each meter or two, as to not put too much current through low voltage wiring.
i was thinking about putting 4 or 5 magnetic drivers on one switch or maybe two to reach my 1000w.

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Are you set up as a contractor with them? I usually just tell them what I want to accomplish and let them work out the details as far as what power supplies and dimmers to use.
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https://www.flexfireleds.com/led-pow...s-12v-and-24v/

I have no experience with these. But a quick look around on their website and it seems there may be options.
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I use the HLG series driver for our dimming LED chandeliers, they work really well and meanwell drivers overall are top notch. I recommend Mouser's search engine for searching for the right driver, makes it really easy to match up the voltage and wattage needed.
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Did you figure out your dimming controller I have a great product I'm currently playing with that may help but I'm having an issue figuring out how to wire these without a code violation... do you Saulder your LED strips or use the connecters, do the strips have to be csa approved?how do you connect the wires etc. I'm I found a great product from armacost which is a wireless dimmer that may work for you...
Let me know if you could help me with my installs thanks
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