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Old 04-17-2017, 02:31 PM   #1
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I have a local church that changed the lamps in their fixtures from incandescent to LED. Each fixture has 6 lamps at 7 watts per lamp with 5 fixtures on each dimmer / circuit. They want to replace their dimmers as the current ones were for incandescent lamps and now Cause flicker when dimmed. I have made sure the current LED lamps can be dimmed and am now looking for a dimmer switch that will work. All the resi ones seem to only go to 100 watts.

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Old 04-17-2017, 02:37 PM   #2
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There are a multitude of dimmers available that will dim LEDs, all the way up to 1000W I think. There are even ways to dim wattages higher than that, using booster modules. I just finished doing a store with around 1100W of LEDs on one dimmer, worked great.

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Also consider the inrush current of the selected LED lamps as this will also be a consideration for the dimmer selections

one of the best reference sites I have used is this one.

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Go to the lamp manufacturer's web site and find a list of tested, compatible dimmers.
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Go to the lamp manufacturer's web site and find a list of tested, compatible dimmers.

This is very important. About two years ago we went round and round with a dinner that was causing flickering. Turned out the LED retrofit the customer had supplied wasn't compatible with the dimmer.

Worst of all this was all hand selected by a sales rep at a lighting store. One of the few times I've heard my boss tell a customer someone else was an idiot lol.

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