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Jel

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One of my customers have asked me if they can recommend a dimmer that will work with "E27 T5 Quick start
11W CFL -460Lm".

Below is an email they have sent me.
Is there anyone here that has a good understanding on dimmers?

"The nightmare we are having is how we make these dim.
A single Bulb dims to 20%. However when rigged as a component of 12 or 21 the Chandelier dims to 35 - 40%. Maybe even 50%. We told our customers 20% dimmability.
The main problem is there are many different types of dimmer switches which are manufactured to work on Halogen or Incandescent lamps…..not CFLs.Bulb
E27 T5 Quick start
11W CFL -460Lm.

The nightmare we are having is how we make these dim.
A single Bulb dims to 20%. However when rigged as a component of 12 or 21 the Chandelier dims to 35 - 40%. Maybe even 50%. We told our customers 20% dimmability.
The main problem is there are many different types of dimmer switches which are manufactured to work on Halogen or Incandescent lamps…..not CFLs."
 

telectrix

Scouser and Proud of It
Respected Member
get rid of the cfl lamps, fit halogen candle bulbs. problem sol-ved. ssimmples.
 
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