Dimmable LED's dim for a minute then stop dimming

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The switch installation was fairly simple. Lutron has a wide variety of light control dimmers and switches to accommodate any application. Copyright by Tomi Engdahl 1997-2000. All in all, it took about 15 minutes to install the physical switch. The stylish Futronix P50 dimmer switch is the perfect ... And dimming your lights saves energy! The PE300 connects to a dimmer or dimming channel. Instead of turning lights on or off, control a wide range of lighting and create more ambiance in your home by installing a dimmer switch Dimmer switch not turning on light until at ... Dimming Range Adjustment. Index. up vote 1 down vote favorite. Make Your Own Remote Controlled Dimmer Switch. Dimmer switches typically need no special wiring to install. What is it? 3-way switches can also be used as single pole switches. History. Lighting control repair & upgrade is now easy and inexpensive, do not dump these dimmer cabinets we can refurbish and upgrade them. How to Install a Dimmer Switch ;...

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Q 1: Are your LEDs dimmable?

A: As a rule yes they are. There are some individual exceptions.

On each product page you can choose from a normal or dimmable option.

Or call and our sales advisors will help you make the right choice for your needs.

Q 2: Do I need to change my fittings, drivers or anything else to install dimmable LEDs?

A: Fittings should not have to be changed. Our bulbs have the same or very similar dimensions to the incandescent or halogen bulbs you may be replacing and have the same base such as GU10.

In the case of low voltage lamps such as MR16 spotlights, it is unfortunately necessary to change the transformer for a LED compatible driver. This is due to the lower power consumption of the LEDs, and their requirement to run on DC.

Another consideration is the dimmer switch. LED dimmable bulbs require a trailing edge dimmer switch.

This brings us to the next question:

Q 3: If I need to change...

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Dimming LEDs may be getting easier and easier, but problems still can –– and often do –– surface when you try to run LED lamps on dimmer controls.

But why?

Unfortunately, there's no easy answer. Diagnosing LED dimming issues isn't all that unlike diagnosing a sickness.

You start by checking vitals before looking at the symptoms of the issue.

In a dimming scenario, the vital check is pretty simple:

Are these lamps in fact dimmable? Are they compatible with the controls they're being paired with? And are those controls still in working condition, or have they surpassed their life rating?

In medicine, the symptom of coughing does not always indicate that a patient has contracted a common cold. In fact, very few symptoms have direct, exclusive correlations to underlying cause. And it's important to note that dimming issues are similar. Different problems share similar symptoms, making it awfully difficult to diagnose the cause. (The...

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Bryan, Arduino has millis() that returns unsigned long milliseconds since startup.

That is enough to cover intervals up to 49.7... days.

It's far easier to code to millis than hour, minute, whatever. If you want a led to change from 0 to full in 256 steps in 60 seconds then each step is at ( 60000UL x unsigned long step# / 256UL, note the multiply before the divide ). I get 23.47... millis per step up for a 60 second ramp-up.

If exact time isn't necessary then perhaps go 24ms each step?

I expect you're running the led on PWM to control brightness? Up the analogWrite at each step?

With millis you can tell how long two times are apart up to the size of the variables you keep time in. For you for now, that's 49.7 days using unsigned longs.

How to tell the difference is to subtract the earlier time from the later time. Even if the earlier time is before the rollover and the later time is after, the difference will come out right because...

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Short Answer

Some models are, some aren't. Check the packet before you buy.

Longer Answer

Some LED lights are not dimmable under any circumstances. This is sometimes mentioned in fine print on the box. But if nothing is mentioned about dimming on the box, you should assume the light isn't dimmable.

If dimming is mentioned as a feature of the light, then there are often qualifications. The light is likely to only be compatible with particular types of dimmers. Often on the box, this is just an asterisk, but on the web sites for the reputable manufacturers you can find detailed tables about actual compatibility with specific dimmers and transformers (for the case of low voltage lights).

As a general rule dimmers of the 'leading edge' type are more compatible with magnetic transformers, while 'trailing edge' dimmers are recommended for use with electronic transformers. 'Universal' dimmers are also available, which can change operation from...

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Imagine yourself lying in bed. You put your earphones and listen to tunes that relax you. The scent of Lavender fills the air from your diffuser. You all have the ingredients to make the night relaxing and make you forget about the day’s stress. However, as you twist, turn, and tumble in your bed, you can’t seem to get the feeling that something’s missing – a dimmable lighting.

You then ponder on the things that went throughout the day and stare at the ceiling. You want to close your eyes, but you don’t want total darkness. Then it dawns on you that “missing thing” that bothered you a while ago. It’s the light. The mood isn’t just right because of the light. You might try out candles but the smell of burnt wick doesn’t go with your diffuser, and you might set off smoke detectors in your room.

What do you do in this case? Is it possible to tone down the lights without having to extinguish them entirely? The answers to those questions are: Get a dimmable light bulb, and...

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Introduction

LED lighting in the home is becoming more popular due to the energy and money saving benefits it offers over traditional halogen lighting. One of the most common problems that an electrician faces when installing LED’s is enabling them to dim.


Resistive Dimming

Resistive dimming has become a standard way of dimming halogen lighting and it works by reducing the voltage allowed to the bulb with a variable resistor.

A resistive dimmer switch is easy to install because it is simply wired between the mains (240V) power and the bulb, however whilst the lighting is dimmed the voltage resistance is converted to heat and is not considered energy efficient.

LED’s use between 12V to 48V so a transformer is required to convert mains power (110V-240V) to the required reduced voltage. Using a resistive dimmer between the main voltage and the transformer will damage the transformer and using a resistive dimmer between the transformer and the...

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An LED is a semiconductor device, just like that used in microchips and electronic equipment. It is manufactured in a totally different way to conventional lights. The colour of an LED is not an after-thought added in the final stage, or even after manufacture as it often is with other types of light. The colour of an LED is set by the particular chemicals used during the fundamental manufacture of the device. This also affects the manufacturing process and the voltage the device operates at. As a result the circuit in which it is to be used has to be designed for a specific type, size and colour of LED.

DIMMING THEORY
Lights are designed to work on a particular typical/maximum voltage, on which they draw a particular current.They therefore have a particular power and light output rating. If they present a resistive load (linear or non-linear) then if the voltage is reduced (usually a simple thing to achieve), the current reduces, hence the power and light output reduce...

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If you're shopping for LEDs, there are many options to choose from -- and dimmer compatibility only complicates matters.

Even if you pick the proper color temperature, lumens rating and a desired beam angle, you might run into another snag: dimmers. In many cases, your existing incandescent dimmers won't play nicely with newer LED bulbs. Unlike incandescents, all of which dim indiscriminately, LEDs either dim or they don't.

Hums, flickering and other dimming problems

With incandescent bulbs, dimming is simple, since the brightness of a the bulb is directly related to the voltage applied. Adjust the voltage applied by raising or lowering the dimmer and the brightness of the bulb will change accordingly.

The same isn't always true with LEDs, however. If you use an LED bulb with an incandescent dimmer switch, you may find that the bulb:

Doesn't turn on at all. Only works at 100 percent brightness. Turns on but hums or buzzes loudly....
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After much researching and trying various things I have finally found a solution to fix my flickering LED light on dimmer issue which may be of use to others experiencing similar issues. In the end the solution for me was simple and cheap and seems to be very effective. I simply added a $2 1000uF capacitor to the DC side of the LED driver.

However, I believe that the issue LED light flicker might be caused by different things in different deployments. Causes can relate to different lights, drivers, dimmers, mains voltage situations etc. For this reason, I will outline the background to my situation to give all the information that might be useful to people on this thread.

The specifics of my situation :-
- I wanted to use http://www.ledbenchmark.com/display.php?id=306&name=EGLO+Lighting+13W+Bruno+Downlight+Kit+Neutral+White lights, as frankly I could not find any light that was comparable for my requirements (and I tried a quite a few).
- the light above...

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Dimming Modules Make Your LED Application Blink?

When installing a dimming module into an LED application, such as LED lighting or LED signs, system developers might be surprised to find that the LEDs, which used to work fine, suddenly begin to blink / flicker. Here is a video about a blinking LED string in below.

Frequently, this blinking / flickering issue is caused by a mismatched design between the LED application and the LED power supply. Due to the multitude of different LED applications, some will exhibit capacitive loading and some will have inductive properties while others will act like purely resistive loads. Additionally, the PWM On/Off control circuitry employed in some of the dimming modules might add a capacitive and / or inductive component to the overall LED system. If a power supply designed for purely resistive loads is used in these type of LED applications, the addition of the dimming module will have a greater chance to interfere with the...

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There’ve been some interesting developments in the world of LED replacement bulbs for incandescent lighting. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has introduced a series of four LED bulbs under its Great Value house brand. The bulbs are made under private label by TCP and manufactured in China. They come in two levels of brightness: an 800lm 60W equivalent and an 470lm 40W equivalent, with each bulb available as either dimmable or non-dimmable. The 800lm dimmable costs $9.88; The non-dimmable version is $8.88.

This review looks at just the 60W-equivalent 800lm versions and mostly just the dimmable version.

First, a look at the bulb’s specs: The Walmart dimmable 800lm (60W-equivalent) bulb’s package says it consumes 11W of power. On the bulb’s base in fine print it says it consumes 10.5W; My Kill A Watt meter says it uses 9.3W. Why the large swing in claimed vs. actual? Don’t know.

And speaking about confusing – Why doesn’t Walmart distinguish between...

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LED Lighting for Everything

LED Lighting Benefits

LED lighting reduces energy consumption and helps establish a "greener" environment. Thousands of incentives, such as tax deductions and rebates, are offered across the U.S. for green energy initiatives. Certain LED product certifications or criteria met from using LED lighting enable you to receive these incentives from power companies, individual states, or the federal government.

LED light bulbs and fixtures are the most energy-efficient lighting available today. LED bulbs consume 80 percent less power than incandescent bulbs, 75 percent less than halogen bulbs, 20 percent less than fluorescent or compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, and 80 percent less than HID bulbs. LED light bulbs and fixtures also reduce maintenance and replacement costs. Because of their long life spans, relamping is needed far less frequently than when other lighting...

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Which LED bulbs are best for built-in dimmers? - CNET

https://www.cnet.com/news/which-led-light-bulbs-are-best-for-dimming

Smart Home Which LED bulbs are best for built-in dimmers? Shopping for dimmable LEDs, but concerned about buzzing, flickering, and other annoyances?

Dimming CFLs and LEDs - Lutron Electronics

www.lutron.com/en-US/Education-Training/.../DimmingCFLsandLEDs.aspx

Effectively dimming LED bulbs can be challenging, because performance varies between models. With our LED Compatibility Tool, finding the best bulb/dimmer combination is easy. Simply answer a few basic questions and the tool will generate a short list of compatible bulbs or C·L® dimmers for your needs.

Dimmable - LED Bulbs - Light Bulbs - The Home Depot

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Shop our selection of Dimmable, LED Bulbs in the Lighting Department at The Home Depot.

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