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Offline SirMeili

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AmaIzon Leviton Sale
« on: April 25, 2014, 08:00:35 pm »
I don't think there was a thread on this, but I know there was a post or 2. Tomorrow is the last day for 20% off of Leviton Z-wave products (select products) over at Amazon.

Here is the link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_404686562_4?ie=UTF8&docId=1002402761&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_r=0G1KTDXEF4RTZ7P3PYQX&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=1773195242&pf_rd_i=B001U3Z6YG

Also note that the VRI06-1lz is only ~$63 as of this posting. This is fairly cheap and that is BEFORE the 20% discount which makes it ~$50 per dimmer! Please note that the VRI06 is a 2 wire dimmer, not a 3 wire, but I feel it's still worth mentioning. I've had some good luck with it using the home depot 6" EcoSmart LED trims for recessed lights.
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Re: AmaIzon Leviton Sale
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 09:12:32 pm »
The VRI06-1lz is an incandescent dimmer. Doesn't seem like a good value with incandescents going away. The VRMX1-1LZ seems to be the current state of the art. With the sale the price was finally reasonable.

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Re: AmaIzon Leviton Sale
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 09:34:50 pm »
I understand its incandescent, however some leds are designed to dim on such dimmers. As I said I have 3 circuits with ecosmart led trims and they are fine and don't buzz. I agree that ymmv, however I have had LEDs buzz on 3 wire dimmers as well.

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Re: AmaIzon Leviton Sale
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 11:09:06 am »
Even without the sale, the VRMX1-1LZ can be purchased for $77.  It's great that these older dimmers do work with some LEDs. But I don't think today it's a good idea to install dimmers, which should be expected to have a long life, based on incandescent control technology.
Not that the Leviton products are always great. The scene controllers don't include easily, and seem to require better than average network signal.