Master Dimmers with LEDbulbs

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     jim says:


    Will the LightwaveRF dimmers work with the philips LEDbulbs?

    There are ones rated at 8-12W equivalent to 40W-60W.
    Seeing as the dimmers are actually 40W minimum, will this be a problem?

    Im planning on having 2 of the LEDbulbs on one dimmer.
    What do you guys suggest?

    I have already tried 2x Philips Eco20 Candle 28w which work pretty well
    2x Varilight dimmable CFL 20W which work ok (but don’t like how they dim).

    The CFLs say in their manuals that a 40W minimum dimmer would work fine on the 20W bulb but im using 2 of them to be safe.

    Anyway, back to the original question. Any reasons why LedBulbs should be avoided?
    Has anyone tried?


     AlexS says:


    hi jim – see sticky thread about bulbs in this section


    The led bulb that you have linked to ironically i have just tested and it is not entirely stable BUT if used with anoth bulb on the same circuit or one of our test resistors it works nicely and has a nice range and light. Two the same together may work fine but unfortunalty i have not tested this yet. We will hopefully will come out with a good and inexpensive resistor to solve the low energy bulb problem very soon – this is what other lighting companies do.

    Led bulb compaitiblity is proving to be a real pain without the resistor solution as it seams a lottery in terms of which ones work or not! same for all electronic dimmers though <img src=” title=”Sad” />

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