Purchased a couple of these dimmers (own about 6 or 7 of the older style switches) to dim some LED’s in my recently completed basement. I had my contractor try to replace the existing LED dimmer and on/off switch with 2 of these, and he kept claiming they were either “broken” or wouldn’t work with the LEDs. Basically what was happening was that the LED’s would stay on and would not shut off (neutral wires were connected). He removed the two switches.
This morning I decided to try and install them myself, and I managed to get one of the switches working properly, and it powers 11 LED’s. Blue light comes on on the side and everything seems fine, except for a very slight “burnt odour”. Have left it on all day and sat near the switch to see if there were any overloading issues, but so far so good and the smell seems to have diminished.
The other switch was meant to power 6 smaller LED’s (3.2 watts each, and say dimmable on them). But try as I might, it simply doesn’t work. At one point shortly after it was flashing the colours seen in the video below, it started to smell pretty bad so I shut the circuit off, and replaced it with a non smart switch. I did try a cheap LED dimmer, and it also worked fine with the switches.
Did I just end up with a bad red series?
The package also looked like it had been previously opened (purchased from aartech), but the inside looked fine.