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LED lighting with dimmers
Old 14th March 2018
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LED lighting with dimmers

I want to light up some rack gear with LED strip lighting. If I buy some cheap dimmers and use those on the same source as my actual gear, will I be in deep doodoo with buzzing/noise?
Old 14th March 2018
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I want to light up some rack gear with LED strip lighting. If I buy some cheap dimmers and use those on the same source as my actual gear, will I be in deep doodoo with buzzing/noise?
no there shouldn't be an issue if done correctly.
Old 14th March 2018
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no there shouldn't be an issue if done correctly.
How can it be done correctly? I just snap on the little power cable, plug it into the wall wart, then plug the wall wart into my rack's power supply.
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Many LEDs aren’t really dimmable via adding a rheostat or similar, so keep that in mind. It’s not really like an incandescent. The range you need control of isn’t going to work with a standard dimmer. Try to make sure your idea can actually work given the hardware.
Old 14th March 2018
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There are many inexpensive under $200 3 color LED strip lights that can be programmed on a DMX light board. Many of these have built in control and you can master slave in a Daisy chain. I have a few I put behind racks and in the live room on walls. When you add a SCR dimmer you can get noise especially if on the same 20amp circuit.
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