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Old 11-29-2014, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I recently switched the lights on my fan to dimmable LEDs. They keep burning out but Lowes is letting me exchange them. I did some research and it turns out the remote control unit I have is only compatible with incandescent lights. It is a Lutron dimmer that I installed on the fan in 2008. It has the wall buttons where the old switch was.

Does anyone know if of a remote dimmer that is compatible with LED bulbs? I really don't want to go back to this light drawing 120W while it's on.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Most "universal" dimmers are compatible with LED bulbs. But you have to have DIMMABLE LED bulbs- which sounds like your problem.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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The bulbs are dimmable. I looked up the specs for the dimmer unit and the specs say compatible with incandescent and halogen only. You need a certain kind of dimmer for LEDs or they will flicker occasionally and burn out quickly.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Maestro makes all sorts of controls for dimmable LED's. I'd check your favorite Big Box store.......or Amazon.
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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The bulbs are dimmable. I looked up the specs for the dimmer unit and the specs say compatible with incandescent and halogen only.

That's not a "universal" dimmer-
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