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  1. LabourForApprenticeship
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    LabourForApprenticeship Regular EF Member

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    Afternoon, i just replaced light switch with click vpsv140 dimmer switch alongside megaman led 40W bulb.

    If i have the switch midway, bulb flickers and i can hear electrical buz. Tugg test, cables secure so its not a loose connection.

    Switch all the way up/down perfectly fine. No noise whatsoever. Is this normal?
     
  2. MDJ
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    MDJ The Muppet Police Forum Mentor

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    A lot of LEDs are not dimmable, even if it says they are on the packet
     
  3. Pete999
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    Connection not being made or unmade completely.
     
  4. dinger809
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    Is it the correct dimmer for the type of lamp?

    LED dimmers aren’t all suitable for normal GLS lamps and vice versa
     
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  5. LabourForApprenticeship
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    make sure the dimmer has a min. load < 5watts.
     
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  7. dinger809
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    I don’t think that is dimmable
     
  8. LabourForApprenticeship
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    Just confirmed by my boss, led not compatible... Blame lies with electric centre!:mad:
     
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  9. dmxtothemax
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    You will have to replace either the dimer or the lamp with another brand, they are clearly not compatible, not so much a fault just an incompatibility.
     
  10. Markyd
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    Markyd Regular EF Member

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    if you type in the search bar at top of the lighting website page..dimmable megaman led lightbulbs...this item does not show up
     
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