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Old 11-02-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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Stumbled upon a weird call back. 3 light fixtures in the kitch/dining, 2 of them are LED on their own dimmer (LED compatable) The other one is an incandescent on its own dimmer (non LED comp.)

All dim properly on their own, but when you set the incandescent fixture to just below full and then set one of the LED dimmers to near the middle the LED flickers like a strobe. But then if you adjust the incand. or the LED dimmer at all everything is working normal.

Has to be a bad dimmer, kind of thinking the one not compatable with LED, but has anyone run into this issue before??
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I had something similar happen 1st time with maestro (lutron) dimmers. They need to be programmed. What dimmers are you using?
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Did you adjust the pot on the side of the switch or program the lutron as 350X mentioned?

Also check the brand out, they may have issues with certain dimmers- I know that Lutron Casta switches do. Lol.
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Damn,
i didn't think to look at the brand, the customer had bought them... (first mistake) probably the cheapest dimmer out there.

I just adjusted the pot, didn't program anything.
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did you figure this out yet? could be a shared neutral problem.
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If the LED load is very low (10 or 20W) don't put it on a 600W dimmer. Use a 150W dimmer or it will strobe.
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If the LED load is very low (10 or 20W) don't put it on a 600W dimmer. Use a 150W dimmer or it will strobe.
That what I learn that trick not too long ago in my island area due we do use alot of LED's..

Ya if you use too large a dimmer some do have a minuim load to get it working properly.
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If the LED load is very low (10 or 20W) don't put it on a 600W dimmer. Use a 150W dimmer or it will strobe.
Great info.
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