light fixture buzzes


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Old 02-18-04, 11:27 AM
jrennau
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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?
 
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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?
 
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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!
 
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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.
 
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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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