I have a few questions and things that don’t make sense. I have a GE dimmer in one bathroom, it is hooked up to 3 bulbs, they are 7 watt LED bulbs, so that’s 21 watts. I always had flickering issues with one or two bulbs. This setup had a neutral, so ground, neutral, load and line.
I added an Aeotec bypass, behind the switch, since I had a neutral, read it was fine, so I connected it to the load and the neutral and the flickering stopped…
Fast forward to me setting up some LZW31-SN devices. I ordered 4 for the older back part of my house that does not have neutral wires.
So I of course ordered more Aeotec bypass devices, because, I would surely get flickering, even more so without a neutral right?
So the first one, old 50’s wiring, only 2 wire at the switch, no ground and no neutral. This is a single bulb, so 60 watt LED so that is only really 8 watts. This is WAY less than my 21 watts from before.
I went to the fixture, and great, only 2 wire, no ground or neutral. So I cannot hook up an Aeotec bypass.
So I just went for it, hooked up the LZW31-SN, not even sure I got load / line right because with no ground, couldn’t test easily, went with the old matching top and bottom and assuming some old electrician was doing it that way. It came on and worked, it controlled the light, connected to z-wave controller, dimmed, and all worked, great!
So I turned it on and let it set, at 100% and at 50% and just watched it, waiting for all the flickering madness.
It doesn’t flicker at all.
Why did it flicker with a neutral and 21 watts on one device, and then everyone says with these LZW31-SN and no neutral, and under 25 watts, you have to use the Aeotec Bypass or you get flickering.
Did I just get lucky or something? Is the flickering coming?