I swear by the CREE LED bulbs I bought this year at Home Depot! And I have successfully used them with the Lutron Maestro IR dimmer.
I used to have the EcoSmart bulbs and they had issues with a Lutron Skylark dimmer that was meant for LED bulbs. Worse they started to burn out prematurely 1 by 1. Apparently the ballasts on these were real cheap and kept burning out.
I went to Home Depot to find replacement and I noticed these bulbs
and the packaging stated they would work with incandescent dimmers. I was skeptical, but I purchased a few to try in my rental unit. They worked like a charm. Then I purchased a few more to try in my HTR with the Lutron Maestro. No problems after a couple of months.
You do want to pay attention to how many bulbs you have on a switch. You do need a minimum wattage for the switch to function properly. This information is on CREE's website
. FYI each BR30 bulb is 9.5 watts.
So, if you are looking for an IR dimmer switch, Lutron Maestro and these CREE bulbs are the way to go. Also, if you are looking for a 3-way switch (2 switches for same set of lights) then the Maestro is the ONLY one I found that provides this in an IR dimmer.