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When you say "halogen bulbs," are you referring to MR-16 (12-Volt) lamps off a transformer, or line-voltage halogen lamps. If using the MR-16s, then the fixture doesn't qualify as "incandescent" which is what the dimmer you have is rated for, and the behavior of the transformers within the fixture can cause the types of issues you're seeing. If it is a line-voltage (120-volt) halogen then, then it could be a number of things depending upon how "rapidly" and frequent the "up and down" is. Regardless, call Lutron's tech support number at 1-800-523-9466. They're available 24/7, they won't charge you, and they can help you sort this out.

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My led lights start to strobe when I turn on exterior light that is fed from the same line circuit. Solution?


There are two things coming into play here; the lamps and the dimmer(s).

First; LED and CFL type lamps that are to be used on a dimmer switch - must be identified for that use. Looks for the word dimmable on the packaging or bulb itself. These lamps are generally a little more expensive than their non-dimmable counterparts. If it does not indicate it is dimmable, then it isn't - and should not be installed on a circuit controlled by a dimmer switch.

Second; a dimmer switch that will be used to control LED and CFL bulbs (that are identified for use with a dimmer) must also be identified for use with dimmable LED and CFL bulbs. Again, these dimmer switches will be identified for this use and will cost more than those that work with standard filament type bulbs.

Lutron has dimmers for your circuit called a "C•L™ Dimmer" and supports Incandescent / Halogen, Dimmable Compact Fluorescent (CFL) and Dimmable Light Emitting Diodes (LED) type lamps. have a look here:
Lutron Maestro Dimmer and Switch Models

Also, be wary of the total load (wattage) of the lamps being controlled. If you have multiple dimmers in the same box, derating of the switch's wattage capacity (due to increased heat) will be required.

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Humming halogens. I recently installed an electronic low voltage dimmer, 300watt DIVA, to my Kablelight system. I have 4 MR16- 12V- 50 watt bulbs. (200 watts total). When dimmed, the lights hum loudly. I...


Transformer hum with dimmers is a problem. Lutron may offer you an inductor to add to the wire to help. Replacing your 50w bulbs with 12w LED bulbs may help, too. Same light output.

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I have an older Lutron system - the Maestro Wireless MRF-VCTX-WH. I can't find instructions to reconnect one dimmer. The only instructions online that I can find are for the Pico, and that process doesn't...


Hard a hard time finding it too. Found an old instruction sheet lying around:

Step 1) Turn the Dimmer On

Step 2a) Press & hold the Dimmer's tap button. LEDs will blink one at a time, from the bottom up to the top. After approximately 8-seconds, the LEDs will start to cylce slowly from top to bottom (setup mode). CONTINUE to hold the tap button and go to step 2b.

Step 2b) Press and hold the "ON" button on the Wireless Controller (MRF-VCTX).

Step 2c) Once the dimmer learns the wireless controller, the LEDs on the dimmer will cycle quickly from top to bottom. Release the dimmer's tap button to exit set-up mode, and release the wireless controller's on button.

Repeat steps 1-2c for each additional dimmer.

Good luck!

Apr 24, 2011 | Lutron MRF-VCTX-WH Maestro Wireless White...

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I have a Meastro dimmer MAW-600 W that is installed, but the light does not turn on and the LED keeps blinking. Any idea what the problem can be?


1) If this installation was working before, the Maestro has a small pull-out circuit breaker that lets you reset the device. This is called the FASS Front Accessible Service Switch, located at bottom of dimmer where it meets cover plate.
Open sample Lutron Maestro dimmer manual to see FASS illustration
http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/0301106A.pdf

2) If this is new installation, then double-check your wiring and check that load matches dimmer capacity: 600 watt incandescent or halogen, which excludes CFLs apparently.
Some electronic devices have shortened lifespan on circuits that are not clean. Use circuit analyzer on outlet on same breaker to see if line has interference.

3) I don't see MAW-600 W listed among Maestro dimmers, so I don't have that specific manual.
http://www.lutron.com/Service-Support/Technical/InstallationInstructions/Pages/InstallationInstructions.aspx?syst=Dimmers+%26+Switches&prodn=Maestro%C2%AE+dimmer+%26+switch

4) Amazon certainly shows the MAW-600 W, in case you need a replacement.
http://www.amazon.com/Lutron-MAW600H-WH-Electronics-Maestro-Dimmer/dp/B000BPCWQE

5) Lutron has customer service numbers:
1.888.LUTRON1 (588.7661)
1-800-523-9466

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Feb 02, 2011 | Maestro Lutron Dimmer 600 Watts Ma-600-wh

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The lights on the dimmer flash and/or brighten and dim on their own. How do we fix this?


For 100% certainty, I would call Lutron's tech support at 1-800-523-9466. They're available 24/7 and can probably troubleshoot it more effectively than through this text-based dialogue. However...

I have three guesses...

1) Check the minimum load. The minimum load for those products is about 40-Watts. If there isn't enough lamp wattage pulling electricity through the dimmer, the dimmer may not have enough juice to keep itself powered up... and then shut down (hence any flashing you may see). If the issue only happens when the lights are at full (or close to full) brightness, then that's most likley your issue. To solve, either increase the lamp wattage, or replace with a dimmer that contains a neutral wire such as the MAELV-600M.

2) Check the load type. The dimmer's are rated for incandescent & halogen. If these are LED or CFL lamps, you are going t see issues. For dimming performance, either convert the lamps to incandescent / halogen, or investigate their new Diva dimmer for CFLs & LEDs: DVCL-153P-

3) If neither of those solve the problem, the next guess is to check the wiring. I wouldn't expect this to cause any "flashing" but in the wiring circuit, each device had a blue screw attached to it, and you need to make sure that the blue screws are wired/connected to each other and ONLY to each other - otherwise "automatic" dimming can take place.

But again, the only way to be certain is to use their tech support. I highly encourage you to use that.

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If the legrand dimmer 400w - pro21 can function with led dimmable light "philips master led spot "


The answer is NO. You need a Trailing Edge dimmer to control LEDs.

The Phillips master LED spot manual says
:
Lighting controls: bulbs are dimmable 20-100% with ""select"" Trailing Edge RC devices
http://www.prismaecat.lighting.philips.com/FredhopperPDFWebServiceInter/docts/1d8ea75f-e889-424d-92dc-450fbeb85f6a/Smart_LED_Spot_da.pdf

The Legrand pro21 manual does not say anything about being a Trailing edge dimmer.
http://www.legrand.com.gr/gr/gr/liblocal/internet_greece/PDFS/NOTICES/IOBL/ROOSTATES/775637EN.pdf

Legrand diagrams show what appears to be incandescent bulbs, and say nothing about LEDs

LEDs cannot be dimmed as ordinary incandescent (tungsten) bulb.

More reading:
Wikipedia article on dimmers includes technical stuff on Trailing edge dimmers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimmer

2 sites show LEDs bulbs that dim:: both seem new ...
http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/LED-Bulbs-feature-smooth-dimming-range-566574

http://www.earthled.com/lumiselect-dimmable-led-light-bulbs.html

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Lights won't dim


Here's a link to an article that explains the wiring. If you've followed the guidelines, then maybe you have a faulty dimmer.

http://www.ezdiyelectricity.com/?p=441

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Controller (s) not working


Someone used the pull chain on both units. Whenever you install a remote or wall-mounted dimmer, it's always best to cut the chains short (after setting the fan to high) to prevent someone who doesn't know any better from using them.

Download the installation sheets here:

http://www.lutron.com/cms400/PageBuyNow.aspx?id=16977&mn=1815

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A fixture on a Lutron Maestro dimmer switch stopped working.


This dimmer was not made to dim a load smaller than 40VA. That halogen bulb would only have been 20VA or so.

http://www.lutron.com/cms400/PageBuyNow.aspx?id=16977&mn=1815

I think that when your bulb burnt out, the dimmer over-volted the transformer and smoked it. That said, I think you have a fixture problem and, possibly, a switch problem, too.

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