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Hello all,
I'm new here, first post and no elec qualifications, so a few condescending replies I'm sure are more than deserved.

I'm currently looking to add some strip lighting to the back of some shelves in the bathroom (wife thinks it looks fancy). What I really want to do is avoid a second switch. I just want them to turn on and off with the main lights.

Only problem is I have a dimmer switch controlling the bathroom lights, and I don't want the strip lights to dim with the main lights.

My question is: assuming the dimmer has ample wattage to deal with the extra load, will enough voltage be supplies to the transformer if the dimmer switch is used to maintain a consistent brightness to the striplights?

Also is there something glaring problem or solution I haven't considered with this which is obvious to you?

Thanks for taking the time to read everyone, much appreciated, and apologies if I have posted in the wrong place or not tagged it correctly.
 
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If the driver/transformer for the LEDs is dimmable, you can potentially connect it to the dimmer but the strip lights will dim accordingly. If it is not then they won't be happy partners and you shouldn't connect them together.

A second switch is possibly the best option or just swap the dimmer out for a switch and do away with your mood lighting!

There are special considerations and regulations around electrical work in bathrooms so it's probably best to get an electrician involved in this.
 
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Hi jim,
Thanks for the quick reply. Really appriciate the info, and based on that will probably take your advice - we have one coming to do the UFH anyway, might ask him to sort this out too.
 

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Hello all,
I'm new here, first post and no elec qualifications, so a few condescending replies I'm sure are more than deserved.

I'm currently looking to add some strip lighting to the back of some shelves in the bathroom (wife thinks it looks fancy). What I really want to do is avoid a second switch. I just want them to turn on and off with the main lights.

Only problem is I have a dimmer switch controlling the bathroom lights, and I don't want the strip lights to dim with the main lights.

My question is: assuming the dimmer has ample wattage to deal with the extra load, will enough voltage be supplies to the transformer if the dimmer switch is used to maintain a consistent brightness to the striplights?

Also is there something glaring problem or solution I haven't considered with this which is obvious to you?

Thanks for taking the time to read everyone, much appreciated, and apologies if I have posted in the wrong place or not tagged it correctly.
Sounds like you should call an electrician
 
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