compatibility of certain dmmer switches and light fixtures


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Old 09-03-21, 10:28 AM
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compatibility of certain dmmer switches and light fixtures

Yesterday, I bought an LED lighting fixture to install in a bathroom. The brand of the fixture is Progress Lighting; model # 805311, and it's called Mini Flushmount. When I opened the box and looked at the informational sheet that was in the box, I saw a dimmer compatibility list that included five Lutron dimmer switches, but the Lutron dimmer I have is not on the list. I was surprised to see this compatibility list, and dismayed that my switch was not on the list. I guess this seems particularly odd because I have a Progress Lighting vanity light connected to my Lutron dimmer switch and this seems to work fine.

So, I'm wondering whether to go ahead and install this Mini Flushmount fixture and see how it works, or not install it and just return it to Lowe's.
 
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Old 09-03-21, 10:37 AM
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A list of "compatible" dimmers means the light is supposed to work with tested dimmers. However I've sometimes found a "compatible" dimmer to not work correctly.

As long as you are using an LED type dimmer it will work. Sometimes they don't dim well at the lower end of the dimmer. You won't know until you try it. You won't hurt anything to try it.
 
 

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