So, we have had these older RRD-6D and RRD-10D dimmers for a while. They were suggested to us by a Lutron dealer who seemed to be on top of it all. He knew we wanted to dim all LED bulbs. He mentioned if we had enough of a load, it would not be an issue and we should get a full range of dimming throughout. These are NOT dimmers with a neutral.
Well, today I decided to hook one of the RRD-6D to a BR30 (9.5Watt) LED bulb on my test bench. It seems to work flawlessly. I added 2 more and it worked just as well, if not better. I then swapped the 6D for the 10D and it works very well also.
Still being quite new to the design portion of it all, I am unsure if I will be doing any damage this way.
The bulb itself says it can support specific dimmers. In the Lutron section, it sited all ELV dimmers (CTCL-153P, DVELV-300P, SELV-300P, NTELV-600). Does this mean I can only use ELV dimmers with these bulbs?
The issue comes in when we want to buy more for the same project. I know those RRD-6D and 10D are discontinued.Assuming we are using these bulbs everywhere, do you have any suggestions for me?
Could I be doing damage by using the RRD-6D and 10D?
Does this mean these dimmers are ELV?
Thanks for being patient with me. I am new but I am retaining what I am being told.