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led dimmable lights in an incandescent (dimmable) lamp

ReverseHandedJO 10,459 1,770 November 30, 2015 at 10:16 PM More Lowe's Deals
as suspected i discovered that led dimmable lights dont exactly play well in incandescent dimmable lamps. i understand why... led lights dont have the load that incandescent lights do and will turn off at about 30% or less and there will be noticeable flicker right before that. anyways, to work around this im assuming that i can either use one of those extension cord led slide dimmer controllers [] or build one with a led dimmer and plug a lamp into it.



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Your circuitry will be very sophisticated. According to Electronic Products [] this is almost rocket science.
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Your circuitry will be very sophisticated. According to Electronic Products [] this is almost rocket science.
i was just going to buy a wall dimmer rated for led/cfl and put it in a box and plug the lamp into it. thus, not using the lamps incadescent dimmer/switch.
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I used standard slide dimmers from HD and they work fine in both places I have (dimmable) LEDs. One place is the MBTH where we like to have it on low (waking up in AM) then turn it up gradually as your eyes adjust. One thing I've noticed is when the slider is all the way down (low) and the light is turned on, for a split second it goes to full intensity/brightness before dimming down. There also seem to be certain sections of the range (on the upper end mostly) where flickering occurs. The other place I have a dimmer is a 3-way in a dining room, which has no issues at all - same bulbs, etc. I am wondering if the flickering I see is due to the fact it's a bathroom and the high humidity is affecting the slide contact.
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