17 Apr '18, 4am

Dragon’s Guide To A 100% Renewable Home Part 1 (LEDs) https://t.co/aSSGN0jxiJ

Dragon’s Guide To A 100% Renewable Home Part 1 (LEDs) https://t.co/aSSGN0jxiJ

Including the bulb in the power circuit of old-style dimmers means there is always a small amount of power flowing through the bulb even when the bulb is “off”. This is fine with an incandescent bulb because the current is not enough to light the bulb at all. With LEDs, the effects are highly variable. Some LEDs won’t turn on at all, some will turn on dimly, some will flicker annoyingly, and some will flicker on briefly every once in awhile. If you have two or more LEDs connected to a dimmer switch, your odds of success increase somewhat because each light is exposed to a lower power level, but you also get even more possible behaviors, including just one of the two lights remaining dimly on.

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