I currently own 2 Lutron Dimmers in single pole applications.
On friday, I purchased a new C.L Digital Dimmer Maestro to add to my kitchen. It's in a single pole configuration. I read the compatibility bulb list before i purchased new LED lights. I purchased Cree's BR30: BBR30-06550FLF-12DE26-1U100.
However, unlike my other Lutron Dimmer I have in the basement which has a buzzing sound but you can't hear it unless you're 2 inches from the bulb, these Cree Bulbs buzz like a refrigerator's compressor or a really old flourescent ready to die ballast. That's how loud this buzzing sound is. At first I thought my bulbs were defective. But, I installed the original single pole switch and no buzzing whatsoever.
What gives? I bought the dimmer for 30 bucks plus tax, I bought the bulbs said to be fully compatible with this dimmer yet there's a high buzzing sound. Not only that but another defect is the dimming. I press and hold the on/off button and the down toggle to adjust the dimming level. However, when i do it to the lowest dimming set, the lights will not turn on. Even on the 3rd light dimming level point(starting from the bottom), the lights will not turn on at all when they're dimmed all the way down. They have to be adjusted to the mid point of the dimming leveling for the lights to turn on.
My configuration is as follows:
- 4 Recessed cans made by halo.
- 4 BR30 Daylight bulbs.
- 1 Lutron Maestro dimmer switch in single pole configuration.
What's funny is that, just for kicks and laughs, I went ahead and switched my basement 2700K Cree BR30 bulbs for these Daylight Cree BR30 bulbs and there is a buzzing sound but it's not noticable. However, when I put the 2700k basement Cree BR30 bulbs in the kitchen, the same buzzing sound occurs. Same problems. I don't know if its the dimmer or my wiring? My wiring has 3 wires: Black, White and Bare which is the normal 14-2 nmb romex.
Thanks in advanced. And if everything behaves like this bulb, then where can i get my money back? Because before I made my purchases, i clearly read Lutron's directions on their own website.