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Author Topic: Dimmable CFL Modules  (Read 52669 times)

dave w

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Re: Dimmable CFL Modules
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2011, 11:04:15 AM »

This is not about a dimmable BULB...we need a fluorescent capable MODULE!

LED, CFL and conventional fluorescent tubes cannot be dimmed in the same way as an incandescent light.  An incandescent light can be dimmed by simply turning down the voltage....kind of like the knob on your stereo.  This is how the dimmers on all the x10 things work currently.  

PWM dimmers that are not x10 capable are READILY available at any hardware store...why on god's green earth x10 has not taken it upon themselves to solder on to the ass end of an x10 receiver is beyond me but as z-wave now makes one I'm nearly about to switch products...get with the program guys!
thelanranger

The X10 Lamp Module will work with dimmable CFLs, just as any triac based dimmer will.

I have never seen PWM dimmers for 120V lighting.
 
Can you provide a URL to one?

Don't hold your breath for anything to come out of X10. The strong industry rumor is they are getting out of manufacturing.

My guess is: they will tell you to use a dimmable CFL or LED with a Lamp Module or a three wire dimming wall switch from X10 Pro (XPDI3).

« Last Edit: September 09, 2011, 06:44:31 PM by dave w »
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sazzam

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Re: Dimmable CFL Modules
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2011, 03:35:55 PM »

The best dimmable CFLs are from TCP with TruDim technology. I replaced all the bulbs at home with this type and they dim all the way to 2% YES 2%. I got them from Bowman Lamps:

http://www.bowmanlamps.com/dimmable-r30-cfl-floodlight-trudim-27k-16w-65w-4r3016td-p-15227.html?gclid=CILcs8Hwi6sCFQVrgwodNlZEyw

Their customer service is amazingly friendly.
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Brian H

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Re: Dimmable CFL Modules
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2011, 07:42:24 PM »

Do the TCP TruDim CFLs work with a two wire X10 wall switch?
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sazzam

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Re: Dimmable CFL Modules
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2011, 05:27:12 PM »

I didn't try with the 2 wire dimmer.
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