I’m not sure if I should lighten up, or switch off this conversation, but who knew dimmers had such a shady past? There’s no need to be too harsh on the old dimmers since they were just trying to keep things lit, but those old resistor dimmers were a real heatstroke of genius. Thanks Peep for enlightening us by shedding some light on the situation.
Makes sense why it is so hard to get them to work with the newer LED bulbs, and why it is hard to develop or find good dimmers now that the gov is basically banning selling of incandescents which worked well with this kind of dimmer.
Thanks for sharing. Dimmers are evil on LED bulbs. The flashing thing sucks. Heat is bad. I can’t get wyze bulbs to work in the overhead ceiling fan because it has a dimmer on it. I’ll hardwire it to bypass the dimmer one day.