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Offline Acarmel

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Using fibaro dimmer 2 with LED light
« on: April 27, 2016, 04:11:35 pm »
Hi,

So I know there are issues with using dimmer 2 with LED bulbs but thought i'd give it a go. Got it wired in and calibration process suggested it was all ok, it paired Ok to vera plus. Work great for about the first hour then it started to go through a cycle of on off dim off on about every 10 seconds. I was surprised it worked at all as the LED light is only 5 watts so I expected it might no dim or turn off but I can still switch it on, dim it and turn it off ( and it stays off) it's just if I leave it on or dim it starts cycling. I'd happily get the dimmer 2 bypass but not sure if this is standard issue re LEDs or something else? just wondered if anybody else had experienced this and what worked to stop it?

Using: vera plus ui7
UK 240v
5 watt dimmable LED bulb
Fibaro dimmer 2
UK 2 wire light system

Thanks

Offline shallowearth

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Re: Using fibaro dimmer 2 with LED light
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 08:42:36 pm »
You probably need a bypass if they make one for the Dimmer 2

Offline CelticWebs

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Re: Using fibaro dimmer 2 with LED light
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 02:11:42 pm »
You need one of these things Acarmel

http://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-fibaro-dimmer-bypass-2

LED is too low power to work without one.