Hi All - I've seen a few threads with similar symptoms of Maestro switches not working as intended, but there was enough differences here in my case that I thought it warranted a new thread.
I've got a 5 pendant light fixture in my dining room we recently bought from Pottery Barn, with Lucero LED edison 4W (40W equivalents) installed. All are brand new. The previous switch mechanism was a standard Lutron Paddle switch that works fine on the new light fixture, but I'd like to add the dimming functionality as it's our dining room and 5 40W's still can be a bit over-powering with no shades. Photos:
The wiring appears to be a standard Switch loop, with the power coming in via the switch box and not the light box. I installed the Maestro in the same poles as the paddle switch, and the lights just stay on with about 20% intensity, regardless of the setting. I can't turn them off, I can't increase brightness, and I can't vary the dimming level at all. Photos:
I tried adjusting the min/max via the instructions, and when I enter adjustment mode, the lights get a low level flicker to them. As I get to the bottom of the dimming range on the switch while in adjustment mode, the lights will pulse to max brightness every second. If I dial the min limit up 2 notches, it stops. I tried setting that as the lower limit, but still cant' increase brightness regardless, and can't turn off the lamp.
As a troubleshooting step, I reversed the poles on the switch, but had the same result. I'm not an electrician, and while i'm mildly competent at wiring and understand the workings of circuits I feel like i'm at the limit of my comfort range with troubleshooting and changing wiring configurations in the switch loop. But I suspect that it's either because of the wiring not being 100% correct, or because the LED's are the problem with their low W pull, and it just may not be an option for me.
Would I be better off with an analog dimmer? or is there a solution designed specifically for these types of Edison Bulbs that I should be using? They are incredibly trendy in restaurants and bars right now and all are dimmable setups, so I have to imagine there's a solution available.