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Offline righteousdude80

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Re: Puzzle: LED lights wont turn off, dimmer or bulbs at fault?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012, 01:16:56 am »
Still having issues with the led lights not turning off on some recently installled 3 way switches - so the nuetral didnt solve the problem.  I recently read a nice post about fixing some led issues with resistors located here:



http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,9262.45.html

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Re: Puzzle: LED lights wont turn off, dimmer or bulbs at fault?
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2012, 09:03:51 pm »
My 2 cents is I would rather just change the switch to a 3 wire model.

I realize this is an old post...but I can confirm that this solved the problem for me.  All the LED recessed lights on the 2-wire GE 45606 would always stay lit while off...but the ones on the 3-wire 3-way 45613's would function properly.  Considered the resistor solution...but really the idea to begin with was to save power...so I switched out the 45606's for 45613's (did not attach the auxiliary switch)...and all is well! 


Offline frichter09

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Re: Puzzle: LED lights wont turn off, dimmer or bulbs at fault?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 02:26:32 pm »
Just my 2 cents:
I'm using Evolve dimmer switches that require a neutral connection.
I can dim every LED bulb out there using this dimmer and they do turn off 100%.
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Offline DaveL17

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Re: Puzzle: LED lights wont turn off, dimmer or bulbs at fault?
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2012, 09:19:18 am »
What I'm thinking of trying are "dummy loads" that would bring each string up to the minimum of 25w.  Something along the lines of this:  http://www.amazon.com/American-DJ-Supply-LED-DUMMY/dp/B004REW1BG.

It's been a while, but I finally got around to picking up a couple of these dummy loads through Amazon--they're $20 each. 

I can confirm that they *will* work to eliminate sufficient leak-through current to keep my rope lights from exciting.  It won't save on the electric bill (as the current is still being consumed), but I don't have rope lights that are on 24/7.  Obviously, they need to be inserted on the load side of the Z-Wave module.

There's also at least one other thread on using dummy loads (for hard-wired applications) located here:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,9262.0.html