light fixture buzzes

Old 02-18-04, 11:27 AM
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light fixture buzzes

I replaced a light fixture and installed a dimmer switch. When light is off or dimmer is at full brightness no problem. If the dimmer is set to any lower setting the light fixture buzzes. Any ideas?
Old 02-18-04, 11:35 AM
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What is the rating of the dimmer, and what size, quantity and type of light(s) is this?

Some dimmers are cheaper than others. Did you buy a good quality dimmer or a cheap one?
Old 02-18-04, 11:56 AM
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It is a HiHat with a GE 120 or 150 watt bulb, try another brand of bulb, also Lutron Dimmers seem to have this problem!!!

Seems GE in a cost cutting move reduced the filament supports in 150 and 120 R40 from 5 to 3 causing this problem!
Old 02-18-04, 12:45 PM
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Try Sylvania or Philips bulbs. Your problem will go away. Guaranteed!

If the fixture is fluorescent, you could have other problems.
Old 02-20-04, 09:17 AM
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Been out of town for a couple days. Now that I'm back I'll change the bulbs and check out the brand on the dimmer swith. Thanks for the ideas!

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