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    New garage lights not working with Caseta In-Wall Smart Dimmer

    I have had my Caseta In-Wall dimmer switches installed throughout the house for a number of years now. Never had a single issue. I just replaced my standard E26 garage lights (I had 1 200watt bulb in each of the 2 sockets in the garage) with Mofut LED lights. These are 3 panel adjustable LED lights that just screw into the E26 socket. The new lights do not work. Each light is rated at 60 watts. When I put them in, the Caseta switch itself does not light up and thus the lights don't work. The garage light switch/dimmer is the center switch in a 3 gang plate of Caseta dimmers. The new LED lights themselves work as I tested one in my kitchen light by replacing one of the 3 bulbs in a chandelier with the Mofut LED panel light. Those kitchen lights are on a 2 gang Caseta plate. Not sure what the issue would be here as I was previously using the 2 200 watt bulbs in the garage, but the new 60 watt lights do not seem to work on the 3 gang switch. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have never heard of these lights before. Based on the spec sheet you attached, I can guess they were inexpensive and very poorly made (based on poorly translated English etc). I doubt they are dimmable to begin with. However, if the manufacturer has a dimmer compatibility list that might help. If you want to keep these lights you can install the Caseta switch instead of the dimmer. The reason it worked in another fixture was likely because other types of lamp were installed in the circuit, satisfying the dimmer’s minimum load requirement. Hope this helps!
    Evan Kirkhart- Home Electronics Solutions
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    I actually saw a commercial for these, or something similar. 100 lumens/watt is pretty impressive.

    What device are you using to control them? I suspect they are NOT DIMMABLE. I would try them on a switch. Preferably one with a neutral (PD-5ANS or PD-6ANS).

    ps: love the translation on that label!
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    Did you ever get a resolution to this issue?I just installed two of these...https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...l_qh_dp_hzaAnd I can only get one light to work in my garage. I have a Caseta Switch (PD-6ANS) in a three way circuit and the prior Sylvania LED bulbs (100w eq) worked just fine. With these two lights, if I have only one in, they work fine. If I place the second one in the socket, neither will turn on, even though the indicator light on the Caseta switch is lit. If I have one on, then screw the second one in they both light up and will remain lit till I shut them off. But then I can't turn them back on. I also tried putting one in and one of the prior Sylvania bulbs, and that works fine. So why wouldn't two of these lights work? They show as 82W draw, so 160W shouldn't be too much.

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    The product page says not dimmable. If you are using a switch, I would guess you are having an issue with the bulb. It seems to be pretty low quality, so there’s that.
    Evan Kirkhart- Home Electronics Solutions
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