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I have three light fixtures controlled by an older style levitron dimmer. I tried LED bulbs and they would not light and was told by the bulb manufacturer they are not compatable with the older style dimmer switch. If I put an incandecent bulb in the first fixture the remaining LED's will work. Am I harming the remaining LED's or the dimmer leaving it this way?
 
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Old 03-10-13, 05:29 PM
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The older type dimmers and timers require a certain load connected to them to get them to operate. It's usually 40-60 watts.

I, personally, would not leave those LED lights on that dimmer. If that incandescent bulb were to open.....there's no telling what the dimmer would do to the LED bulbs. It could spike them and burn them out.
 
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