(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: low voltage remote control dimmer

  1. #1
    Writing, constructionDIY Member Yersmay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    62

    Default low voltage remote control dimmer

    I am hoping that someone knows of a dimming system that will work for me... I built a bookcase and am in the process of planning a low voltage lighting system. There will be 3 separately controlled items -- There will be four LED strips that will be dimmed together. Next, there are two low voltage cans that need to be dimmed together. And finally, a single low voltage can that needs to be dimmed all by itself.

    I already have the transformer but now I am looking for a multi-channel low voltage remote control system that will accomplish what I've described. I have searched around and I seem to be having some trouble finding this. The multi channel dimmers all seem to be configured so they control a multi-colored LED strip. But that is different than what I need.

    The guts of the system will be placed above the cabinet, behind the crown moulding -- I mention this because there may not be a direct line of sight for a remote signal. It is my understanding that a radio frequency remote will work in this case.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. #2
    DIY Senior Member Homeownerinburb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    Posts
    505

    Default

    I hope you know that LED strips do not need a transformer, but rather a driver.

    They need smooth DC, the details of which are beyond my ability to describe. Obviously they are readily available.

    What you are looking for sounds VERY custom and I will be surprised if you find what you need in a catalog.

  3. #3
    Jack of all trades DonL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    3,662

    Default

    You may want to use a dimmer like this one ;

    http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/sto...001_2153140_-1

    It is good for 8 amps Max. at 12-24 Volts DC. Rectify the AC output of your transformer. Jameco sells rectifiers.

    Then you could use a X10 or similar RF remote for control.

    Jameco also sells parts to make Robots , So that books can be selected and brought to your arm chair.

    All you would need then is a Membership to Weight Watchers.

    Enjoy.
    Theory only works perfect in a vacuum.

    Cyber Security Protection for Windows C:\ > WWW.WinForce.Net

Similar Threads

  1. WIFI thermostat - inexpensive solution for remote control
    By JerryR in forum HVAC Heating & Cooling
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-29-2012, 06:06 PM
  2. trouble shooting low voltage control operates high volt can lights
    By cwhyu2 in forum Electrical Forum discussion & Blog
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-14-2011, 12:49 PM
  3. Flickering lights on circuit with low voltage and line voltage bulbs
    By davidwie in forum Electrical Forum discussion & Blog
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-18-2011, 07:34 AM
  4. Running low voltage in high voltage boxes
    By Ian Gills in forum Electrical Forum discussion & Blog
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-22-2009, 07:27 PM
  5. Remote control load switch?
    By snafflekid in forum Electrical Forum discussion & Blog
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-04-2007, 02:26 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •