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5w led lamps from Biltema with Dimmer 2


Claus Nilsson
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Hi,

I have been using dimmer 2 for years with old ceiling spotlights. But now I have set up new 5 watt led spotlights from Biltema (

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 - only available in DK, S, N, FI). I have one group with 13 lamps that I might want to make dimmable and 7 in another group which must be made dimmable. Another group of 13 lamps is expected soon must also be dimmable. Dimmer 2 does - as far as I understand - not work with less than  50 watts. So I hope the groups with 13 lamps (65w) will work without any trouble? But I have had som trouble with the group with 7 lamps. I think I have torched the dimmer. I am unsure if I torched it before or after I also installed a bypass. I have a new one, but as far as I understand it is important do know if the lamps are resistive, resistive-inductive or resistive-capacitive. I have asked Biltema. They do not know!

 

Does anyone have experience with these lamps from Biltema? Don't I stand a fair chance of torching another dimmer even with a bypass unless I find out what type they are?

 

Thanks,

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You are right, Dimmer 2 needs a bypass when the load is under 50W. But you don't need to worry about "resistive, resistive-inductive or resistive-capacitive", because you just need to do a recalibration and the device will work out whether to apply leading edge or trailing edge dimming signals.

 

it's very unlikely you'll torch the dimmer by connecting a particular type of light. More likely to torch it by wiring incorrectly. However, there are occasional light brands that don't play well with Fibaro, only way to find out 8s by trying them.

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