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brucereno
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Posted - 10/05/2017 :  4:38:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We're installing new HALO ELG4069 dimmable LED ceiling lights. They say they need a "standard incandescent line voltage electronic dimmer".
So we're planning to use an Insteon In-LineLinc dimmer (#2475DA1) and an Insteon dimmer switch (2477D) to control the lights without having to run a switch circuit across the room.
Has anyone used this combination successfully?
Successfully with HALO ceiling lights?
Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Bruce Sutherland

stusviews
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  12:08:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I, like many others, have had success with some LED dimmable LED bulbs and not with others. Two brands that have always responded well for me are Sylvania and Triangle. Some Cree LEDs worked well, others did't.

There's no way to tell in advance. You'll just have to try them. Post your results

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oberkc
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  03:57:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All my ceiling lights are LED. All my switches are insteon.

In the beginning of LED lighting, I ran across a few bulbs that seemed to interfere with insteon communication, but have not seen that lately.
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lilyoyo1
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  09:48:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would purchase one and test it to see how it reacts. Even if someone used on in the past, the mfg. could have changed something which could change compatibility. I use the Phillips warm glow br30s and have no issues
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BLH
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  1:20:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ran into that fact.
Early Phillips Alien Head style LED bulbs.
Changed the electronics to get more light from less LEDs.
Only way to tell them apart was a "-A" suffix on the part number. Printed in real small letters on the box and bulb.
They acted differently on dimmers I tried.
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lilyoyo1
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Posted - 10/06/2017 :  9:41:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't believe you bought those. I always wondered who would pick them up. How did you like them?

Edited by - lilyoyo1 on 10/06/2017 9:42:22 PM
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BLH
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Posted - 10/07/2017 :  03:20:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They worked fine in my dimmer tests.
Though most of my Insteon devices are the On/Off type. As they where originally used with a CFL load.

I even have one of those Phillips L-Prize bulbs. The one our Department Of Energy gave a multi million dollar prize to. For the first LED bulb matching a high standard. Mine is on everyday for I believe six years now.
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