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Dimmer recommendation?

Posted by footwedge (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 13, 11 at 12:50

I will have 6 cree cr6's and 1 cr6 on separate switches. Which Lutron Diva dimmers do you recommend for each location?


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RE: Dimmer recommendation?

The manufacturer says they are 10.5 watts each and "dimmable to 5 percent with most standard incandescent dimmers. "

Most common dimmers are rated at 600 watts.


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RE: Dimmer recommendation?

I used the DIva's that are designed for LED/CFLs. Worked like a charm.


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RE: Dimmer recommendation?

The manufacturer shows the light having no problems with conventional Triac incandescent dimmers.

All these units have switching (and well into tens of kilohertz at least) AC to DC power supplies.

It is NOT very hard to design the power supplies to tolerate the voltage waveform of a Triac dimmer.

Why use a more expensive part than even the manufacturer says will work?


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RE: Dimmer recommendation?

I was looking at the diva series but prefer the toggle switch over the paddle. I plan to call Cree tomorrow but will ask here because of the knowledge. Will the lutron 600w incandescent switch operate the same in a toggle and paddle styles?


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RE: Dimmer recommendation?

"Will the lutron 600w incandescent switch operate the same in a toggle and paddle styles?"

Same construction, a conventional Thyristor dimmer.


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