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TKB Dimmer Socket


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I have installed a TKB Dimmer Socket to control a table lamp in my hall connected to Fibaro motion detector. The scene sets the lamp at 80% initially and when no motion is detected for a set time it reduces it to 25% and turns it back up when motion is detected etc. I know there is no template for this device and may be that is my problem. I have requested one from Fibaro.

 

However the issue is the bulb flickers for a while when it first comes on, it has a dimmable LED bulb in it. After about 20 minutes it settles down. Anyone else experiences this or have a cure for it ?

 

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Andy

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Yes it is an LED dimmable bulb. Philips 9W.

 

I have seen LED and CFL bulbs labelled as dimmable that don't when the dimming level is low .

I haven't used the device you mention but have seen behavior like this fibaro dimmer modules and TKB in wall dimmer lights switches. I also tried the fibaro bypass unit and this didn't solve the issue

 

My solution was to use ordinary incandescent or halogen based bulbs. I know that its not an energy efficient solution but I reckoned that using a dimmer would offset any benefit from using a dimmable CFL or LED

 

just my 2 cents....

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Yes I had real issues with LED bulbs with LOW dimmer settings...some manufactures are better than others. I think my philips ones I trashed due to this problem...but can't be sure...long while ago.

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