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  1. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Not quite as cool as most of the stuff being posted, but I'm in need of some help here. New house... I've spent the last few days swapping the entire house over to LED.

    There are a few rooms where I get minor flickering, the kind that makes you double take whether you actually saw it. In my kitchen, I replaced seven 65w floods with 9.5w (65w equivalent) floods. Since then I am getting substantial, lights out level flickering. It will happen sporadically, every 20-30min, but 4-5 times within 2-3min.

    When this happens, there are no electrical boosts or draws in the house that I can identify (appliance related).

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     

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  2. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Dimmers involved? LED specific dimmers are necessary.
     
  3. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    recessed Lighting? I swapped out all my old cans to LED specific cans (also because I needed sealed fixtures due to the blow in insulation I was going to add)
     
  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Trip to bong shed = no more worries about flickering.
     
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  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Is there an inductive load in the house with a low power factor that could be inducing phase shifting that has an impact on current dependent devices such as LEDs?


    I have no idea what I am talking about and just threw in some jargon I am familiar with. However I would see if there is a sump pump, air recirculating fan, radon vent fan, etc that could be coming on. Some LED systems have a dynamic constant current controller that might not be handling transient voltage spikes very well.

    I would also check to make sure the new house was not built on a pet or Indian cemetery.
     
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  6. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Indeed. They are on dimmers. I have non-led specific dimmers causing issues for two fixtures, but those have a hot line that won't fully turn off.
    I'll pick up another switch this weekend.
     
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    There are also LED bulbs built to be compatible with dimmers.
     
  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  9. StiHacka

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    FTFY
     
  10. Westy

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    You want poltergeists? This is how you get fucking poltergeists.
     
  11. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    I already got that part taken care of.
     
  12. DaveW

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    Did you install complete LED units or just LED bulbs into existing light units?

    I trialed an LED bulb only in one existing light and had that issue, but then I replaced every last complete light unit with recessed LED units and not a problem since.
     
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