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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

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Doubt it. From the datasheet/installation guide:

Blockquote 1. CAUTION:To avoid overheating and possible damage to other equipment, do not use to control receptacles, fluorescent lighting fixtures, motor-operated or transformer-supplied appliances.
2. Use only to control the primary side of electronic transformer-supplied low-voltage lighting, or in combination with incandescent lamps.
3. This product requires a neutral wire in the wallbox. Blockquote

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.

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