Originally Posted by nwprtbch
I have a 2019 Flying Cloud 27FB. I replaced the halogen lamps with LED chips purchased at the Airstream Supply. The LED lamps seem to work OK. but they are fairly intense and I would like to install a dimmer. I was told by a vendor of the LED lamps being sold by Airstream Supply that there are significant issues with installation due to the fact that the entire Airstream frame serves as a ground and for some reason that I do not understand, this situation causes the dimmer switch to be bypassed.
Has anyone had experience installing a dimmer for ceiling puck lights and reading lights over bed and dinette table?
We've tried it but unsuccessfully so on our updated Amazon 12vdc puck LED lights and a 12vdc dimmer - negative output (changing from the original power sucking halogens in our 2005 Intl). This is what we found:
-The LED puck lights must be a dimmable design ..many are not and can flicker when dimmed/voltage lowered.
-The dimmer switch must be a 12vdc type - +12v with positive lead control out to the LEDs which are fed by a positive lead non-pulsing output. (Some dimmers are a pulsing style output for incandescent and /or negative terminal control out and the LEDs may get their negative from the chassis frame making it non-compatible.
We gave up for now just doing accent lighting but think AS Factory or AS shop would direct you to the magic combinations of what works.
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