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Any LED Lighting Track That Works With or Without Dimmer?

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Posted by W on February 25, 2011, 2:30 am
Can anyone recommend a specific lighting track for MR16 LED lights, using
any configuration with or without dimmer?

In another thread, someone indicated that they got a dimmable track to work
using one halogen bulb and the rest of the lights as LED.   What are some
LED track products that would work in that configuration?

If I chose to just use a wall switch and forget the dimmer entirely, what
are some tracks that would work with all LED bulbs?

My installer bought MR16 dimmable LED bulbs from China, and apparently the
track he selected is no longer made with a magnetic ballast.   He wanted to
use an older GK Lightrail kit that uses magnetic ballast.  The newer GK
Lightrail only uses electronic ballast, and that version of the track won't
work with the LED lights at all, in any configuration.

Do LED bulbs require magnetic ballast and never work with electronic, in any

The specs on the bulbs are MR16 with GU5.3 standard base, 6 watts, 12VAC,
2700K color.


Posted by W on February 27, 2011, 8:42 pm

Okay I follow this, but can you recommend a handful of specific
manufacturers and model numbers for the track that you think might work with
a generic MR16 LED bulb for use with a light switch, and separately for use
with a dimmer?

At this point my installer has not been able to locate any track that works.


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