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Christmas twinkle lights

techieman33

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i have a client who wants to have Christmas lights on a tree that can fade in and out throughout the show, has anyone plugged consumer lights into a dimmer? I don't think its a problem but i i have never tried it before.
If you use incandescent lights then it's not a problem. I've never had any luck with LED, but your mileage may vary.
 

JD

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North Wales PA
ahhhh... one problem. The light set may be below the dimmer's minimum capacity. Usually this is 50 to 100 watts and can easily be achieved by attaching a second ghost load to the channel, like a drop-light with an incandescent lamp in it.
 
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DrewE

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Vermont
Plain incandescent Christmas lights, no problems (as stated above--keeping in mind dimmer load limitations on the lower and upper end). If the lights have some electronic twinkle or chase feature, they very likely won't work well with a dimmer.