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LED Bulb or Lamp Compatibility

Our simple guide for choosing the right bulbs or lamps

1. Make sure you’ve got good quality dimmable LED lamps from a UK source.

2. A Neutral is not required, but should be connected to the smart dimmer where available.

3. We recommend using between 2 and 15 lamps in a single lighting circuit.

Anything outside of the above, please contact our tech support for advice. This includes any other type of light fitting, LED strips, LED drivers or integrated downlighters.

If the symbol looks like this, it may still be
compatible with Lightwave dimmers as long as
you have a Neutral wire available at the switch.
Please contact our support to make sure.

Learn about Lightwave’s impressive Auto-Calibration

Due to the lack of uniform standards in the expanding LED market, LED lamp (bulb) technology and performance currently varies greatly. This has made compatibility with dimmer switches a difficult issue to resolve for manufacturers. Lightwave dimmers have been purpose designed to automatically calibrate to individual lamp types to ensure that they are compatible with the latest dimmable LED lamps. In this regard, Lightwave dimmers are one of the leaders in their class.

* Advisory *
Whilst the majority of dimmable LED lamps perform very well from the moment that they are installed, some varieties of may require manual calibration, or additional lamps on the circuit to increase the total load. A minority of lamps may continue to function poorly even after calibration. As a general rule we do not recommend exceeding 100W of LED load per gang for Lightwave dimmers, but damage to dimmers may occur at levels below 100W if the LED lamps used are not dimmable (always check the lamp spec) or incompatible.

For more information on dimmer compatibility with different types of lamps, including LED strip, please adhere to guidelines mentioned on our support page.

If you require more assistance please call us on 0121-250-3625, or you can submit a support ticket here.