LED POT lights flashing on start up.


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Old 02-07-22, 08:27 AM
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LED POT lights flashing on start up.

We opted for the LED POT equivalent, 6" & 4", puck style. They are great since they are about a 1/2" in depth and can be installed overlapping with a ceiling joist. Each puck has it's own transformer and each set of ceiling lights is on it's own it's own circuit 15 amp circuit. Yes, overkill but I like being able to turn off each room without bothering other rooms in case of repair.

At first we installed standard physical switches during the remodel and the lights just snap on. At the end of the process we installed electronic dimming switches rated for LEDs. Now the LED's when switched on flash wait a second then come on. We have tried changing trim and other settings on the switches to no avail. We have tried several makes of switches that work fine on standard LED replacement bulbs. Same outcome. The manufacturer claims this should not happen and has exchanged several lights to get a sample from us. This happens in all rooms (9) where dimmers were installed. Again, straight switches are not a problem.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
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Old 02-07-22, 05:41 PM
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Sounds like a mismatch between dimmer and LED. First the LED unit itself needs to be dimmable--some are not. If dimmable, then manufacturer should have your back with a list or recommendation of compatible dimmers. Also factor in the limit rating on the dimmer's load...as in how many lights can go on it.
 
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Old 02-14-22, 06:47 AM
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They were purchased through a local electrical company and were supposed to be from the same company and dimmable. They do dim properly after the flash and the light level is from glow in ceiling to the proper lumen level. I am thinking about purchasing a set of replacements to see if the flashing on a specific circuit can be eliminated. I had not thought of it being an issue with the lights/converter but as a problem with the light/dimmer (all high end Leviton). Thanks for the idea.
 
 

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