New Recessed LEDs flicker with Led rated dimmer!


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Old 03-26-15, 06:42 PM
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New Recessed LEDs flicker with Led rated dimmer!

Here is a quick overview. I started finishing my basement couple weeks ago and before hand I wired the ceiling for 15 Led spotlights. So I finally finished the ceiling, installed the pot lights and everything worked great on a standard on/off switch. Now here is the problem, I have installed 3 different dimmers(Leviton,cooper,Lutron) all for led lighting and I get the same result with all of them. The Leviton and Lutron switches flicker no matter the intensity. Cooper is a little better at max but as soon as I start dimming the flickering also starts. The recessed lights were purchased from costco last week and are rated at 5w each. What am I doing wrong? Anyone's got any pointers for me? I'd really appreciate any advice at this point.
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Old 03-26-15, 07:03 PM
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Are the LEDs marked dimable? If so try contacting the manufacturer for a recommended dimmer.
 
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Old 03-26-15, 07:18 PM
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Yes they are dimmable, I contacted the manufacturer and the recommended dimmer gave the same results.
 
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Old 03-26-15, 08:48 PM
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If the dimmer is rated for incandescent also I wonder what would happen if you swapped out an incandescent bulb for one of the LEDs. May be way off base with my idea.
 
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Old 03-30-15, 12:27 PM
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Tried some other things to try to figure this out but the results are the same!
Ran a temporary wire from the panel to make sure it isn't my power.
Bought a new bulb and the new bulb also flickers. I'm really pissed at this point that I can't figure it out.
 
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Try a single incandescent in one receptacle and see if that makes them all work. It did for me when I had two LEDs in a chandelier.

If it does work; I have no idea what it means.
 
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Old 03-30-15, 03:48 PM
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Try a single incandescent in one receptacle and see if that makes them all work. It did for me when I had two LEDs in a chandelier.
So there is confirmation for what I suggested in post #4. Incandescent gives enough load to stabilize the circuit.
 
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Tried with a regular bulb in there and the LEDs still flicker.
 
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Old 03-30-15, 07:53 PM
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Well darn, I'm out of ideas.
 
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And all I do, apparently, is plagiarize.

Are you able to troubleshoot at all? Do you have any dimming fixtures to prove that the bulbs themselves are ok? Did the incandescent bulb dim as predicted? Can you pick up some CFLs and try them?

I don't know enough about electricity (and the complexities of dimming LEDs is way beyond me) to come up with what else might cause an otherwise proper system to malfunction like this. Normally I'd say that you have the wrong dimmer, but your image would suggest otherwise.
 
 

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