Just a heads up for those looking for some great retrofit or direct-mount recessed lighting, I recently picked up two different models of Nicor LEDs and have been exceptionally impressed with the performance with my Red Series dimmers. This isn’t a brand that I was personally familiar with, so I wanted to share my results here in case it was helpful to anyone else.
A quick rundown of what I like about them:
Absolutely no flickering, at all (even while the washing machine is aggitating)
Very good dimming with the DLR4, and the best dimming I’ve ever seen with the DRD2)
Thank you so much for posting this. It adds a data point.
I have a bunch of the Nicor SureFits which are listed as “Dimmable to less than 5% with compatible leading edge (TRIAC) and trailing edge (ELV) dimmers” as well as some Inovelli switches I need to get around to installing to control the SureFits. Dimming compatibility with Inovelli is an issue I have been wondering about…
FWIW, the SureFits are ultra slim “downlights” that are really surface mount lights meant to mimic can lighting. They install entirely in the jbox. It was one of the few things that was both very cost effective and worked out perfectly in my project. Highly recommend them.
One caveat - install them to the j box with the screws that come with the fixtures. My electricians decided to use other fasteners and the trim kept popping off these - so frustrating, until I figured out they used different fasteners with larger heads, that did not allow the trim to seat all the way. Changed out the screws and all is well, although the change out is a pain…
Well, I finally installed the Inovelli switch, and can report that it seems like it controls the Nicor SureFits very well. Dimming works down to very low. However, when searching for this thread so I could report back this update, I found this thread, which I had forgotten about:
It seems that for some reason Inovelli does not think the LZ31 is compatible with the Nicor SureFits, so I posted a follow up on that thread also and will hopefully receive a reply over there. I hope I can keep the Inovelli LZ31 installed controlling the SureFit’s - it seems to work great…