# Can I use an ELV dimmer to dim an electronic switching power supply for LEDs

I am using a Meanwell 350-12 power supply to power LED light strips which use SMD 5050 diodes. It is an electronic switching power supply. The strips use PWM normally to accomplish dimming.

In this application I would like to use a Lutron DVELV 600 dimmer to dim the LEDs. Will it work or will it destroy the power supply and LEDs?

Thanks

At some point you may reduce voltage to the LEDs such that they dim or just go out. I do not know if this will damage your LED strip. I would investigate this: TLC5940 which is a PWM controller for LEDs. It is ~ $4.20 vs.$70.00 USD and while it may require some external componenets it will be a superior and less expensive option.