LED replacing halogen lights - buzzing problem


Old 07-28-16, 06:27 PM
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LED replacing halogen lights - buzzing problem

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I have some track lighting in my living room that I wanted to be able to have bright or dim as needed. Originally I had halogen bulbs but they would buzz when I tried to dim them. So I replaced them with dimmable LED bulbs. Unfortunately, one of the bulbs buzzes noticeably even when at full brightness, and some of the others buzz when dimmed. However, some are working just fine, and I'm not sure why.

I've attached a picture of the bulb in its fixture and the warning notice on the track lighting. The bulbs plug with two prongs into the fixture.

Any ideas for how to solve this problem?
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Old 07-28-16, 09:38 PM
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You will probably need to replace the dimmer.

It may not be the cure all but I'd definitely try it.
As an electrician I install dimmers all the time. I currently use the Lutron line of Maestro dimmers and have the best overall results with them. You'd need an MA-CL dimmer.

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