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Is this dimmer compatible with Cree LED bulbs?

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Hi - I have tested Varilight Pro dimmer modules such as Varilight Pro LED Dimmer Switch module which can be used as a trailing edge or leading edge dimmer so will work with most LED bulbs. Just one thing to note is that they work with a minimum load of 10 watts or 1 lamp all the way up to 100 watts or 10 lamps.

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It's not quite that simple..

According to the manual for your switch, it is stated "Use with magnetic low-voltage transformers, incandescent, or 120V halogen fixtures only." Also, there is a minimum load of 40W or 40VA. Your LED lamp load will need to satisfy BOTH of these requirements. Electronic circuits are not to be "dimmed" with this dimmer - but use of either the VZE04-1L (400W max) or VZE06-1L (600W max) is supported.

You will need to provide the manufacturer and model number of the LED lamp(s) to be dimmed by this switch. Or, you can use traditional dimmers (if desired) with LED lamps that are specifically labeled as "dimmable" on their packaging.

Once the lamp model is known it will be possible to learn about their dimability assuming that they are not cheap imports with no real customer support contacts. Name brand lamps will have this support, and you can even call them yourself and inquire directly about the suitability to task for the dimmer. If the lam company doesn't know about the switch, contact Leviton with the lamp info at Customer Service: 1-800-323-8920 • FAX: 1-800-832-9538 Tech Line: 1-800-824-3005

Good luck!

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