Originally Posted by jim-j
I've been buying and liking the Cree BR30 650 Lumen 9.5W Soft White 2700K bulb (BBR30-06527FLF-12DE26-1U100) for my normal non-dimming locations. However when I tried one of these Crees on my standard dimmer it only dimmed down to 30-40% of its normal brightness (whereas my incandescents almost go dark when dimmed to the lowest setting). From the googling I've done this appears to be a common problem with dimmable LED bulbs, they don't dim nearly as long as regular bulbs.
Do your Crees dim as low as incandescents with the Lutron Maestro IR dimmer? They way I tested was to replace one of my four incandescents on the dimmer with a Cree bulb and dimmed them all together. When dimmed low the Cree was much brighter than the incandescents. Have you compared incandescents to your Cree bulbs with your IR dimmer?
The Lutron Maestro IR dimmer looks perfect for my needs, but I'm worried that it won't dim LED bulbs low enough.
all the LED bulbs I've tried so far had this issue with dimming. they either dim to 'still kinda bright' level and them jump to off, or they begin to flicker.
the IR maestro seems to work as long as you hook up about 30-40watts worth of bulbs to it. I have one in my theatre, hooked up to 3 gu10's. with all led's, it won't turn off. they gu10's are about 6w each. in my bedroom I have some larger LED's, don't remember the size, but they are 9w each, and with 3 of them it works normal 95% of the time. occasionally when I turn them off, one stays on and I have to turn them on and then back off again.
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