How to Dim & Brighten LED Lighting

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LED lights use high intensity bulbs that have adjustable settings. LED lights have been adopted by outdoor gear makers as a lighter weight and brighter source of light than the previous bulbs and technology. Most LED lighting products have dimmer switches or various settings designed to dim or brighten the LED bulbs. Most headlights, lanterns and hand-held LED lighting products share the adjustable trait.

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    Turn the power to "On." Most headlight style LED lights have a button that is pressed to turn the light on.

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    Press the button a second time and look to see if the LED light has increased or decreased in intensity. Press the button once more to see another change in dimness or brightness.

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    Continue to press the button until the adjustment range has been completed and you arrive back at the LED light's original setting. Remember the pattern of dimness to brightness in relation to the number of times the button is pressed.

    Lantern Style LED Lighting

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    Press the "On" switch to turn on the lantern style LED light. For example, some LED lantern makers have a switch that is turned to bring the lights on.

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    Turn the dial one more notch up to increase the LED light intensity. Go through the range of light settings by turning the dial one notch at a time.

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    Turn the dial or button down one notch at a time to decrease and dim the LED light intensity.

    Hand Held Flashlight LED Lighting

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    Press the power button to the hand-held LED flashlight. Many flashlights have buttons on the flashlight shaft or on the end of the flashlight handle. Let the light come on.

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    Press the button one more time and watch for changes in the LED lighting intensity. Continue to press and watch until the flashlight returns to the original setting.

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    Turn the bulb housing if your flashlight has the dimmer and bright switch built into the bulb housing. Turn clockwise to increase LED brightness and counterclockwise to dim the LED lighting.

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