So I contacted Cree support directly and this is what they had to say when specifically asked about other brands than what they have listed, including directly mentioning Inovelli and that they are, in the case of dimmer, using MOSFET instead of TRIAC technology.
Cree Support Email
Essentially what will be listed on the list of compatible dimmers will be our current options that we’d recommend.
Anything beyond its more so a matter of testing them out on your own if you would like too.
As for the 2nd email you sent, our bulbs tend to work best with ELV dimmers, so not sure if that will affect too much into that Inovelli system. We havent from what I’ve tested any of our bulbs with those dimmers, so that would probably be another situation to testing it out and see if it does work fine for you. Given the wide range of dimmer products out there, we sadly dont test with every one, so it could potentially work.
Using the bulbs as is wouldn’t affect your warranty. There can be many reasons as to why bulbs fail which can be hard to narrow down. I would say if you continue to use them as such and they do fail, that could be the issue which would be something to adjust at that time. But we would still honor the warranty for you, just recommend you change your setup to prevent future failures.
My home builder used these light fixtures everywhere in my home. I originally had them on GE/Jasco 46203 dimmers, and when my VRF HVAC system was doing its thing, it was flicker city unless I had the dimmers at 100% output. Seriously, it was like I was in Disney’s Haunted Mansion.
The compatibility guide says that the Sea Gull 14701S-15s are a no-go, and while the 14520S-15s look similar, they seem to be working just fine and are flicker-free at less than 100%.
So far, I’ve installed LZW31-SNs on one, two, three, four, and six lamp load configurations with these fixtures, and have not run into any problems.
I did have to set parameter 5 (minimum level) to 30 to get a good dimmable range. I also prefer a dimming speed of 1 second vs the factory default of 3, which makes the dimming rate smooth to my eye. At the factory default rate of 3, you can see the the bulbs step through the dimming range as they don’t seem to have the ability to “smooth” out the transition on their own.
Once they’re left on a given level, the lights are rock solid even with the HVAC system running at full tilt.
Make/Model of the Bulb (we’ll hyperlink to the page so others can purchase)
Phillips Hue Color Bulbs
Are you using a Neutral or Non-Neutral setup?
Are you using a bypass?
Did you have to set any min/max settings?
Yes - using circadian lighting during the day, so color and brightness changes throughout a day
Overall, would you recommend this bulb?
Yes - Excellent color and brightness range. I’ve been a big fan of the Phillips Hue lights and have 18 lights so far
yes i did but in circadian light settings. Home Assistant & Adaptive Lighting add-on are controlling the dimm settings. I put minimum level at 25%, otherwise my 12" light would go completely dark at & below 25%
Dimmer on its own worked just fine with default settings