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LabourForApprenticeship

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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?
 

MDJ

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A lot of LEDs are not dimmable, even if it says they are on the packet
 

Pete999

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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?
Connection not being made or unmade completely.
 

dinger809

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Essex
Is it the correct dimmer for the type of lamp?

LED dimmers aren’t all suitable for normal GLS lamps and vice versa
 

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.
 

Markyd

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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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