Led dimmable bulb's mininum dimming brightness issue


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Old 10-15-14, 01:17 PM
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Led dimmable bulb's mininum dimming brightness issue

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I am using Luminus par20 7w dimmable led bulbs with Leviton 6674 dimmer switch (it has a slide dimmer and a separate on/off switch). If I keep the slider to off position and then turn on the switch, the bulb light comes on (say 10%) right away. I have installed 6 pot lights in the room and even with 10% brightness, the room is so bright which I do not want.

Can please someone tell me which led bulbs and/or dimmer switch, I should use to get either 0% or 1% as minimum dimming brightness when the slider is at off position (all the way down).

Or is there a way to get the bulb turned off when the slider is at off position even if I turn on the switch.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-15-14, 02:13 PM
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I didn't know Alaska had been annexed by Canada, but I don't know everything 7 watts is just above a night light. Your dimmer is not set at zero when all the way down. It is set at a minimum, and could give light off at that setting. What are you looking for, as I can't believe a 7 watt bulb is too much light.
 
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Old 10-15-14, 02:53 PM
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The lights are LED and could be pretty bright at only 7 watts.

Naveed,
The slider is not to turn lights off, that's what the rocker switch is for.
As far as dimming. Most LED's will not dim down below a certain percentage. Usually about 5%, but it could be 10%.

You could try different dimmers but I would expect the same results.
Are you using the dimmer recommended by the manufacturer??
 
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Old 10-15-14, 03:04 PM
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Brian, yeah, at full punch they may be. I was just thinking of them being dimmed to 10% or less, would there be that much light emission? That's around a watt per unit. Not much light, IMO.
 
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Good point. My guess would be 6 cans were too much for room, even at 10%

What's the room size Naveed?
 
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The room size is 14 x 18. I spoke to Luminus company yesterday and they recommended the following compatible dimmer switch.

Lutron: CN-600PHW, D-603PG, DVCL-153PG2, DVLV-600P, DVW-603PG, DVW-603PGH, LG-600P, S-600PR, S-603PGH, S2-LH, TG-600PR, TG-603PGH

Leviton: 6631, 6631-L1, 6633-P, 6683, 6681, 6684, and IPI06

I will get some of Lutron dimmers recommended and see how these work. If you have 6 led 7w lights in that room size, the brightness is too much at 10%. I just want to have ambience effect.

If none of these dimmers works, then I will stick to Halogen as I am using right now and will get the brightness I am looking for.

Thanks for your help guys.

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