simple TRIAC Light Dimmer

Posted on Jun 13, 2012

This little circuit can be used to dim lights up to about 350 watts. It uses a simple, standard TRIAC circuit that, in my expirience, generates very little heat. Please note that this circuit cannot be used with fluorescent lights.

simple TRIAC Light Dimmer
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1. This circuit is for 117VAC only. 220 or 240 V will burn up the circuit. L1 can be a maximum of 350 watts. 2. The circuit must be installed and used in a case.

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