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step/riser lights

For those of you that have lights to light up the riser steps. Do you leave them on all times? are they dimmable? Are they on a photo cell?

I just bought 2 of these https://www.lowes.com/pd/Eaton-White...r-2-in/3447528 and they are too bright. I am considering at least putting them on an insteon on off relay https://www.insteon.com/on-off-in-linelinc so i can at least turn them off during the movie
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In my experience you definitely want them in a dimmer. Turning them entirely off during the movie is a safety hazard if someone wants to get up during a dark scene.

I’m very pleased with my Insteon dimmers, they are able to dim quality LEDs very very low. That said, I have yet to try my IR to Insteon “bridge” device, and if it doesn’t work I’ll have to use a separate Insteon remote rather than my programmable URC remote, but that’s okay with me. Just want you to be aware.
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I haven’t tried them on a dimmer yet, but these are what I used:
https://www.legrand.us/radiant/produ...horztccc6.aspx

I really like the look of them, and even without a dimmer switch, they have the ability to set the brightness (5 levels) by tapping on them. You really don’t need much when in a light controlled room.



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I haven’t tried them on a dimmer yet, but these are what I used:
https://www.legrand.us/radiant/produ...horztccc6.aspx

I really like the look of them, and even without a dimmer switch, they have the ability to set the brightness (5 levels) by tapping on them. You really don’t need much when in a light controlled room.



I wish i would have known about these. Maybe I'll try and return the 2 i just bought from Lowes.
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I finally installed these last night and they work great. Sadly I think they'll always be on when the louver is on, but I'm not concerned about electrical usage. Thanks for directing me to these.



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I haven’t tried them on a dimmer yet, but these are what I used:
https://www.legrand.us/radiant/produ...horztccc6.aspx

I really like the look of them, and even without a dimmer switch, they have the ability to set the brightness (5 levels) by tapping on them. You really don’t need much when in a light controlled room.



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I finally installed these last night and they work great. Sadly I think they'll always be on when the louver is on, but I'm not concerned about electrical usage. Thanks for directing me to these.


Good to hear! Glad you like them.
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