Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
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With respect to Zigbee LED bulbs (where you can individually dim them), the only ones I've found so far with zero noise when dimmed are the Philips HUE. They also dim very nicely down to 3% or so. These don't require a dimmer switch..it's all done via the HUE app, or whatever automation hub you have the HUE hub connected to. I've been putting as many as 10 of these on a switch (it's only 90 watts all in for 10 bulbs) and then using automation and motion to decide which come on, when and at what power. For example, in night mode, you can choose to have only 2 of 10 come on, dimmed to 10% so late night wandering doesn't light the place up like Christmas.
Buzzing bulbs when dimmed drive me crazy.
My kids love the HUE lights too as they can be individually controlled by various HUE apps which will strobe and randomly flash them in sync to music as sampled by the mic on their iOS devices. Cheapest cool disco ever if your kids will be using the theater for parties etc.
Last edited by dennwood; 09-22-2017 at 04:41 PM.