Can CFL bulbs be used with dimmers?

A: No. The majority of CFL bulbs sold today are not dimmable. A CFL bulb that cannot be used on a dimmer will have the statement “not for use with dimmers” or “do not use with dimmers” marked directly on the bulb. Recently, dimmers have been introduced designed specifically for CFL (and LED) bulbs.

Is my dimmer LED compatible?

Check Your Existing Dimmer The type of dimmer switch and it’s minimum/maximum load range will indicate the compatibility with LED light bulbs. Trailing edge dimmers work best with LED light bulbs and leading-edge dimmers work best with traditional incandescent and halogen light bulbs.

Will Lutron Maestro work with LED bulbs?

Lutron LED+ dimmers work with a broad range of dimmable LEDs, and all incandescent and halogen bulbs.

Are Lutron dimmers any good?

The good Lutron’s in-wall smart switches are reliable performers that work with Alexa, Nest, IFTTT, Apple HomeKit and more. The bad Lutron won’t let you program your lights to fade on or off over a custom length of time, and the Lutron Bridge requires a hardwired Ethernet connection to your router.

What happens if you use non dimming CFL bulbs on dimmer switches?

Yes, you heard it right, one should never use normal light bulbs with dimmer switches because if you do so, the light will not perform well, it may appear fine in the beginning, but with time you will start noticing the difference in the intensity of the light.

Do you need a special dimmer switch for LED?

Use an LED Dimmer switch A standard dimmer switch cannot be used with an LED light as you will never be able to dim the LED light either completely or not very well. LED lights need their own special electronic dimmer switch to have a fully functioning and dimming light.

What is the difference between Lutron Maestro and Diva?

The differences are really in user interface and aesthetics. The Diva will have a toggle button for on and off, and the Maestro has a push button. The Diva has a slider for dimming, and the Maestro uses a push button rocker for dimming.

Why are my LED lights flickering on a dimmer switch?

LED bulb flickering can be traced in almost every instance to a non-compatible dimmer switch in the lighting circuit. LED bulbs don’t have glowing filaments. When the dimmer switch goes off and on many times per second, the LED bulb becomes a flickering strobe light.

Can a Lutron light bulb be used as a dimmer?

Need the right LED bulb to work with your Lutron dimmer? Use our Bulb/Dimmer Compatibility Tool to find the right match! Effectively dimming LED bulbs can be challenging, because performance varies between models. With our LED Compatibility Tool, finding the best bulb/dimmer combination is easy.

Are there any CFL bulbs that are compatible with Lutron?

Please be aware that bulb manufacturers can modify their bulbs at any time, without notice to Lutron, and therefore Lutron cannot ensure future compatibility. For more detailed and up to date bulb specifications, performance and/or any related recall information, visit the bulb manufacturer’s website. Dimmable CFL & LED bulbs Compatible with C•L

Are there any CFL dimmers that are safe to use?

Lutron C•L dimmers have been evaluated by UL and meet applicable safety standards. Lutron has performed extensive testing on many LED and CFL lamps. Due to the large variation in lamp design and construction, some lamps will not meet all customers’ performance expectations.

How to find the best LED light bulb dimmer?

With our LED Compatibility Tool, finding the best bulb/dimmer combination is easy. Simply answer a few basic questions and the tool will generate a short list of compatible bulbs or C·L dimmers for your needs. Why choose Lutron C.L dimmer for your LED bulbs? Looking for more information? Check out our most frequently asked questions.