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Do you have any dimmers that fit well in a standard residential light switch box?

I'm wondering if, you have any dimmers that fit well in a standard residential light switch box.

I found your site based on a search for PWM flicker-free lighting. My main concern is EMF/dirty electricity with no flicker/buzzing on my LED strip dimmer as a side effect/bonus so to speak. Can you speak at all to the relative EMF output of your various options? Do your TRIAC-compatible dimmers use forward phase or reverse? From the little info out there I've been able to research both likely are worse than the PWM. 

If I go with your PWM option is there a way to hardwire to the power supply/strips using regular house wiring as the electrical is done on this project and I can't practically run barrel connectors at this point?

I'm keen on your PWM unit and power supply but would be looking to pair it with this dim-to-warm strip: Ribbon Star Dim to Warm LED Strip Light Would it be compatible?

I have provided answers to each of your questions below, which we hope are helpful for your purchase planning process. 

1.) We, unfortunately, do not sell wall dimmers, and we do apologize for any impact this may have on your purchase planning. That said, we have a list of dimmers that have been tested as compatible with our power supplies. 

2.) We can confirm that our products do not create any dirty electricity as rated by FCC standards for EMF emissions.

3.) Our TRIAC Dimmable Power Supplies are compatible with both forward and reverse phase dimmers and use high-frequency PWM (> 20,000 Hz) for effectively flicker-free dimming. 

4.) We can confirm that our power supplies are designed to be connected directly to line voltage, as our TRIAC and Centric Series power supplies do not use barrel jack adapters. For our LED Strip Lights that utilize barrel jack adapters, we recommend utilizing our adapters for connection to the power supply. 

You say non of your equipment produces EMF. What about when I add a TRIAC switch to your dimmable power supplies, would that potentially add any EMFs to the system?

I ended up purchasing the barrel jack style setup, are there barrel jack to DC adapters commonly available at electronics supply stores?

One more follow-up question. I'm planning an RV build and want the dim to warm strips. 24V 5m iP20 2835 White Dim to Warm LED Strip - 196 LEDs/m (Strip Only) - LED Montreal

Are these compatible with your systems and if so is it possible to run them on 12v?

While the power supply is unlikely to introduce any EMF, the TRIAC dimmer possibly could. 

​As far as we are aware, this would depend on the specific dimmer, installation circuit, and other factors. For specific feedback for your installation, we would likely recommend contacting a local electrician for guidance. 

Further, we can confirm that the barrel jack connectors appear to be fairly common. We suspect that your local hardware store or electronic component specialty store would have those items readily available for purchase. 

As the hardware components within LED Strip Lights are voltage specific, we would not expect the 24V LED Montreal product to be compatible with our 12V power supplies or a 12V system. Using mismatched voltage often causes damage to the components, and will likely void the warranties. That being said, a 12V version would likely be useable if it does not exceed the available power of your vehicle battery or a separate RV power source. 

How many lumens per foot this amber strip light has and also what its equivalent color temperature would be in Kelvin? From what I've been reading there isn't necessarily a direct conversion but would it be about 2200K?

The amber LED strip light has a light output of 185 lumens per foot. Please see below for the full specifications:

​Unfortunately, there is no way to accurately convert a non-white light source such as this amber LED strip to a color temperature, but 2200K would be a close approximation if one were to "force" a conversion from 592 nm to CCT.

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