Updating halogen light bulbs to LED bulbs on the C-BUS system

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    Nover27

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    Hi
    I've been updating all my bulbs in my house from halogen to LED and have encountered issues with dimmers. When dimming the light bulbs will flicker, flash, or cut out altogether. I was wondering if anyone else had encountered these problems and how they went about fixing them.
     
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    Ashley

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    This has been discussed many times on the forum. Try the search function.
     
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    You might find that a certain dimmer output percentage gets yuor new LED's dim, but stable. So for example, an output of 20% might be fine, but 10% has them perhaps constly changing their brightness. So you cuold try programming your switch to a fixed percentage and see if you find the number they like.

    I also found that, for the brand we have, they don't really go dim enough, they are just too efficient. Anything below 20% doesn't achieve less light, they just become unstable.

    We also had an issue that we needed at least two LED's on a dimmer circuit to soak up the voltage leakage, a single LED on a dimmer cirtuit wouldn't turn off. Schneider have resisters they'll sell you to soak up the leakge, we just ensured we had at least 2 LED's on a cuiruit, or changed them from dimmer to relay.
     
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