Has anyone else had their light just randomly to go 100% for a split second and then back to the proper dim setting? It really as fast as a strobe would be (but I only notice it once every few days). I have simple 40w incandescent bulbs - so im not sure how it could be a comparability issue.
I really was thinking that it was my eyes but my SO confirmed that i’m not losing it.
Yes, with ancient first-gen Cree dimmable LED bulbs at low dim settings. There was definitely a quick blip on the bulbs, that seemed to happen most frequently when the fan was spinning down from high speed in breeze mode. I wrote it off as the ancient bulbs, and the new Phillips dimmable LED’s that replaced the ancient Cree ones yesterday have not shown those same blips…
That sounds like the ones that I was using! Big, heavy plastic base with a ring of plastic ribs/fins around the top, translucent rubber-coated lens over the LEDs, and about 4.5" tall so they wouldn’t fit into my fan globe made for 4.2" bulbs. Those things were something like $12 each when I bought them back in the day, and they were not rated for use in an enclosed fixture…
Yep, except I paid 79 cents each for them at Home Depot. I bought a lot of them and replaced every bulb in my house and my parent’s house. The local power company subsidized them. Of the bulbs I tried in the fan to find ones that wouldn’t flicker when turning on and off, these were the only ones. Plus my fan has GU24 sockets and I was using adapters which made the bulbs even longer. I ended up getting a pair of GU24 LED bulbs and changed the dimming rate to 0 so they would just turn on and off instead of dimming.
I am having the same problem with some ECOSmart LED bulbs. Have 2 bulbs in the fixture, one incandescent, the other the ECOSmart LED. The LED flashes, the incandescent does not. Same LED bulbs in a simple, non-networked dimmer do not flash. It seems like a compatibility issue between the bulb and the dimmer. Still looking for a solution.
Same issue. I have three LZW36 switches and it is happening in at least two rooms, with two different 3 inch down-lights, unsure if it is happening in the third room as I rarely spend time there.
But the same lights (Luxrite LR23965) do not have any issue with the LZW31 dimmer by Inovelli.
If anyone knows of any 3 inch recessed lights that work well with this dimmer let me know!
Hey all – sorry for the lack of response in this thread. So, typically what causes the flashing is an incompatible bulb(s). Unfortunately, the manufacturer switched the logic between the dimmers (LZW31, LZW31-SN) and the fan dimmer portion. For the switches, the driver is MOSFET, whereas with the fan/light, it’s TRIAC. I have no clue why this was done and found out about it afterwards, so that would explain the situation where certain bulbs work on our dimmers, but not the fan/light and vice versa.
Is there any way I can grab the bulb make/model’s from you so I can put them in our incompatible list (as it’s very bare at the moment)?
For people that have the flickering issue, is there a way to swap out the bulbs? If not, there has been some success with installing the Aeotec bypass. Sucks, I know as it’s an extra $15, but as you can imagine, it’s hard for us to test every single bulb
If so, I’ve noticed this too and hopefully someone can catch a video so we can send it onto the manufacturer. But we do plan on addressing this tonight and I’ll tag @JasonL_Inovelli who is the PM on the manufacturer’s side so he can start to ask further questions that his team has.