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Thread: Lights flash when turned on

  1. #31
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    Thumbs up Caseta dimmer doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by evankirkhart View Post
    @friscovirus- Links are fine. There isn't much Lutron can really do about it. There is some characteristic of the LED driver that causes this. Have you tried a different LED? Try replacing with incandescents. I would also try adjusting the low-end trim. I've found that LEDs on the Lutron list are often better with dimming performance, their being on the list doesn't guarantee perfect performance. Manufacturers change driver design all the time. In general, you most often get what you pay for. You could also try using the PD-5NE ELV dimmer. There is no standardization of compatibility between LED and dimmer, so it's somewhat of a crapshoot. Hope this helps!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>Lutron should not be charging $60 for dimmer with a wireless remote that is advertised as easy to install and it just works. It doesn't **just work**. Took me three minutes to install it. Took me one minute to verify that it didn't work, blinking CFL's. Took me five minutes to find this forum and determine that this is a common problem. Took me three minutes to uninstall it and put back my on-off switch. Took me three minutes in the return line at Home Depot to get a full refund. Good thing I had to go to Home Depot anyway, otherwise I would be upset. Total investment = 15 minutes. There may be ways to modify the dimmer as outlined in this (and other threads) with an MLC but that is the kind of thing I expect to do in my day job. It's just not worth my time to fuss with something that: 1) should have worked out of the box, 2) has minimal utility, and 3) a high error rate. Shame on Lutron for false advertising.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by friscovirus View Post
    This is the issue i am having not sure if the links are allowed or not but i feel like Lutron should come up with the solution since it is happening to most of us. Solution anyone?
    I have this same problem, just received and installed LUT-MLC. It worked to eliminate the on/off flash when first turned on.
    However, there's buzzing from LUT-MLC itself when on and dimming. Lights slightly buzz now too, where previously didn't.
    Unfortunately it didn't resolve the flashing when off for my PD-5ANS :(

  3. #33
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    Four years of this?

    I'm stunned this issue has been going on for four years. I just recently had an electrician install the system and my lights flash when first turned on too. This seems like something Lutron should've addressed with so many complaints. I'm surprised there hasn't been a class-action started.

  4. #34

    Maestro C.L. With Compatible Bulbs, Lights Flash When Turned On in Lowest Dim Setting

    I just installed Maestro C.L. Dimmers in all circuits of a new construction. All bulbs are LED but there are a variety of bulbs and fixtures throughout the house. When a circuit is fully dimmed and then shut off, the next time it is turned on the lights flash in a strobe until the dimmer level is played with and the circuit stabilizes. Other than increasing the lowest dim setting, are there any other ways of circumventing this issue? For the price of these units and bulbs, I was hoping I could utilize the full Dim spectrum without defects like this... Or at least set it such that when initially turning on it goes to half dim instead of low dim to circumvent the startup issue. Would be unfortunate to not be able to dim to lowest setting during use.

  5. #35

    Lightbulb Addressing LED Compatibility with Lutron Dimming Controls

    Hello All,We appreciate all of the posts and feedback regarding LED compatibility issues with Lutron dimming controls. Unfortunately, there is very little industry standardization to how LED's are being manufactured at the moment and as such there are frequent changes made to LED products by the manufacturer that change their overall performance when a dimming signal is applied to them. We have an entire team here at Lutron that does nothing but tests LED's against our dimming controls so we can provide as many recommendations for compatible LED's as possible to our customers. They keep our online LED Compatibility Tool @ up to date with the latest tested and passing lamps as well as removing ones that have been identified to have characteristics changed about the lamp itself from when we tested it here at Lutron. If there is ever an LED lamp that is listed on our online compatibility tool that is being utilized with the listed dimmer that is not performing adequately, we would advise either calling in to our 24/7 technical support group @ 1-888-Lutron1 (588-7661) or email in to with the information on the LED lamp and dimming control being used. The best way to determine if there is a functional issue with the Lutron dimmer or if LED compatibility is taking place would be to remove just one of the LED lamps and replace with an incandescent or halogen lamp. If this stabilizes the dimming of the remaining LED lamps it confirms there is an incompatibility between the LED lamp and Lutron dimmer. If the issue remains with the incandescent or halogen lamp in place, there is a good chance there is something up with the dimmer, in which case we would advise giving us a call here at Lutron technical support for us to process and RMA for a replacement dimmer. We appreciate the continued interest in Lutron dimming and switching controls and look forward to assisting with any issues that may arise with our products. Thanks,Justin F. (Lutron Technical Support)

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