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#4811688 - 07/11/18 07:45 PM led bulbs- Dimmer
edwardh1 Offline

Registered: 01/17/03
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Loc: Coastal South Carolina
Dimmer/ non dimmer
is it ok to use a Dimmer LED bulb in a socket where there is no dimmer??
These products are all new every year?? They are a revolution!!! Razor blades, mens shirts, TVs, wiper blades, gutter guards, hearing aids... according to the ads. But also all new last year

#4811726 - 07/11/18 08:18 PM Re: led bulbs- Dimmer [Re: edwardh1]
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Yes that is OK. The bulb will simply operate at full brightness.

But of course not the other way-- don't try a non-dimmable bulb on a dimmer.

#4811784 - 07/11/18 09:08 PM Re: led bulbs- Dimmer [Re: edwardh1]
Fitter30 Offline

Registered: 05/05/13
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Loc: Peace valley, Missouri
Have to remember led is a electronic device where a standard blub has a filiment and by varying voltage it dimms,led don't.

#4811890 - 07/12/18 12:01 AM Re: led bulbs- Dimmer [Re: Fitter30]
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Registered: 04/27/12
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Originally Posted By: Fitter30
Have to remember led is a electronic device where a standard blub has a filiment and by varying voltage it dimms,led don't.

That's why they make LED bulbs that are dimmable and bulbs that are not. The dimmable ones usually cost a little more, but I've also seen them for the same price. I get the dimmables if the wattage is the same as the non dimmables as you never know when you might use them in a dimmable socket, typically in kitchen dining lights.