Flickering LED lights


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Old 09-20-20, 03:44 PM
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Flickering LED lights

I am in the process of replacing my incandescent lights with LED Daylight bulbs. I like the way the light looks. I have been careful to buy bulbs that are indicated to be dimmable for all the dimmable circuits. Some of these are 3-way dimmable. On a few of the circuits, there will be an occasional flicker for a few seconds. The switches in my home are about 20 years old. I thought this might be associated with the dimmable circuits and the switches were just not compatible with LED lights. But the flickering also occurred on a non-dimmable circuit with only a single switch. It doesn't seem to happen on all circuits. I need to find a solution as it is very distracting when it happens - especially over the dinner table. Any thoughts?
 
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Old 09-20-20, 03:57 PM
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Most LED's are sensitive to line spikes, surges and dips.
It could possibly indicate a problem with the panel since it's happening in multiple circuits.

Not all LED bulbs dim well even though they claim to be dimmable.
LED's are not compatible with old style dimmers. LED's require electronic switching dimmers.
The old style variable voltage type dimmers can cause the LED's to flicker.
 
 

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