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Old 06-21-2017, 09:45 PM   #1
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Does anyone use the Lutron Adriana LED / CFL / Incandescent dimmers
for Halo's LED retrofit trims? or do you buy the more pricey $60-$70
electronic dimmers for these?

I have had many discussions with varying opinions on this .
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:56 PM   #2
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Does anyone use the Lutron Adriana LED / CFL / Incandescent dimmers
for Halo's LED retrofit trims? or do you buy the more pricey $60-$70
electronic dimmers for these?

I have had many discussions with varying opinions on this .
Ill occasionally use the Ariadni with no issue but I generally stock the Eaton dimmers and they work for about 90% of what I install
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Does anyone use the Lutron Adriana LED / CFL / Incandescent dimmers
for Halo's LED retrofit trims? or do you buy the more pricey $60-$70
electronic dimmers for these?

I have had many discussions with varying opinions on this .
The Lurton LED/CFL dimmers work well with the Halo LED Trims.
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Yes I just did recently. They seem to work okay. I had 4 of them on one switch.
I had a situation where I was trying to dim one halo 4" Led trim and the Lutron Ariadni CFL LED really struggled to dim that without flickering when the switch was turned on and the dimmer was preset to low.
I tried the Diva style and that worked a little better.

I think those Eaton all load dimmers suck for dimming Halo LED trims. I tried those first but if the switch was off for a long period of time and you turned it on it would not fire up the lights, they would just flicker at a very low light level.
I'm finding out that different brands of LED lighting work better with different brands of switches.

LED Dimmers seem to do better when there is more load on them.
I've come to hate LED stuff now because everybody wants them dimmed and it's such a PITA.
I miss the days of BR30's where you could just throw a dimmer in and not worry about it.
I also miss those same days of no arc faults either when you could throw in a regular breaker and drive away and not worry if it's going to hold.


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Yes I just did recently. They seem to work okay. I had 4 of them on one switch.
I had a situation where I was trying to dim one halo 4" Led trim and the Lutron Ariadni CFL LED really struggled to dim that without flickering when the switch was turned on and the dimmer was preset to low.
I tried the Diva style and that worked a little better.

I think those Eaton all load dimmers suck for dimming Halo LED trims. I tried those first but if the switch was off for a long period of time and you turned it on it would not fire up the lights, they would just flicker at a very low light level.
I'm finding out that different brands of LED lighting work better with different brands of switches.

LED Dimmers seem to do better when there is more load on them.
I've come to hate LED stuff now because everybody wants them dimmed and it's such a PITA.
I miss the days of BR30's where you could just throw a dimmer in and not worry about it.
I also miss those same days of no arc faults either when you could throw in a regular breaker and drive away and not worry if it's going to hold.


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Okay thanx.

The supply house counter guy told me (yesterday) that "some" guys are
saying they get "flickering" if the use those Lutron Adrianas and some say
they work just fine.

He also quoted me electronic dimmers @ the 60-70 dollar range each
and since I need (10) dimmers I thought I'd ask this on this forum.

I would be in the camp that say they work . I have not had any complaints yet about them and I can say that one of the past
customers I had would most definitely be calling with a complaint if
he had any flickering at his home.

Thanx. Gotta go.

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