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Hey all, I've got some candelabra based fixtures in my media room, and a digital lutron dimmer.

Every led/cfl bulb I've tried hums. Is there a recommended model for this application? Or do I need to swap the dimmer out for an analog one?

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Hey all, I've got some candelabra based fixtures in my media room, and a digital lutron dimmer.

Every led/cfl bulb I've tried hums. Is there a recommended model for this application? Or do I need to swap the dimmer out for an analog one?

are the bulbs humming or the dimmer?

I have recently replaced all the bulbs in my basement with LED(various models purchased off amazon) and have had some small compatibility issues with my dimmers as well.

I have two IR lutron dimmers(not rated to be compatible with LED) and they seem to work ok as long as I have enough bulbs connected(enough total watts). with the small gu10's (http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00AY3QYYE/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) that are only about 4-6w each, 3 of them connected wouldn't turn off. I had to leave one halogen connected and they work normally again. in the bedroom I have 3 slightly larger potlights( http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00BY1N9K2/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) and they seem to be right at the limit. with only 2 connected, they won't turn off. with all 3 connected, they dim and turn off normally MOST of the time. occasionally one bulb remains on, and I have to cycle them on and off again to get them all off. in both cases, I do not experience any abnormal humming from the bulbs or dimmer.

I have three old dimmer switches(I assume analog since they're from the 80's, haha) hooked up to these bulbs:
3 of http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B007B6LOM4/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
2 of http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00BY1KZCW/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (actually REALLY impressed with these bulbs, would recommend for sure)

and in both cases the switches themselves buzz/hum loudly when dimmed.

the last dimmer switch I have is one of these: http://www.rona.ca/en/dimmer---decorator-sliding-dimmer
hooked up to three of the GU10's posted above and it works normally. no extra noise or issues with dimming(though the bulbs don't dim to as dark as halogens do)

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It's definitely the bulbs... I have the Lutron Maestro series.

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It's definitely the bulbs... I have the Lutron Maestro series.

well, in that case, as far as i can tell(you may be more sensitive to the noise), none of the bulbs mentioned above hum when dimmed.

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Hey all, I've got some candelabra based fixtures in my media room, and a digital lutron dimmer.

Every led/cfl bulb I've tried hums. Is there a recommended model for this application? Or do I need to swap the dimmer out for an analog one?

I recently installed leds in the ceiling and you need to make sure to use the lutron maestro CL dimmer, not the standard maestro dimmer, see link below.

http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Products/Pages/StandAloneControls/C.Ldimmers/Overview.aspx


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I recently installed leds in the ceiling and you need to make sure to use the lutron maestro CL dimmer, not the standard maestro dimmer, see link below.

http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Products/Pages/StandAloneControls/C.Ldimmers/Overview.aspx

in addition to that, make sure your lights are dimmable!


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