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LED Lights with Dimmers - Flickers at 9:13pm winter time. 10:13pm summertime

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Hi,

 

We have a new home (moved in May 2018) with LED lights. We installed dimmer rotary switch (same brand as LED lights). Once the dimmer switch was installed our lights would start to flicker at 9:13pm (winter) and 10:13 summer (daylight savings). Adjusting dimmer to low or full does not make a difference.

 

I am wondering if this is due to the switching signal sent out to control peak/off peak, turn equipment on/off.

 

Does anyone else have this issue? Is there anything which AGL can do with my current meter to stop this from occurring?

 

Thanks,

 

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Hi KV, 

 

Thank you for joining our community!

 

We would suggest contacting the people who installed these lights or the company you purchased them from as it shouldn't be flickering like this. 

 

It's rare that the cause of this would be your meter unless other appliances in the property are affected also.

 

Kind regards,

 

Le

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We have the same problem with flickering LED lights wherever they have dimmers connected.  It happens with many different brands and models of dimmer.  We have tried several.  It's rather annoying but can apparently be remedied with a ripple control signal filter.  

Since we should only be getting power at a frequency of 50Hz, I think it's incumbent on AGL to clean up our supply and filter the ripple control signal out of it.  It would only be required for the lighting circuits but the cost of it shouldn't have to be borne by the consumer. 

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I'm remodeling my basement and updating the light fixtures. The old fixtures were standard incandescent bulbs, with a dimmer switch. I want to keep the dimmer function, but replace the fixtures with a low-profile LED flush mount. I found ones I liked for other rooms that didn't need LED bulbs, they just had a strip of diodes under the glass. Are fixtures like that typically compatible with a dimmer switch? If not, can someone help point me in the right direction?