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    PD-6WCL and non-dimmable bulb LEDs

    Hi,
    Can I use PD-6WCL with non-diammble LEDs? I just want to turn on/off the lights.
    I know I should buy PD-6ANS instead, but I have a unit of PD-6WCL and would like to use it.
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestregroda View Post
    Hi,
    Can I use PD-6WCL with non-diammble LEDs? I just want to turn on/off the lights.
    I know I should buy PD-6ANS instead, but I have a unit of PD-6WCL and would like to use it.
    Regards

    NO
    . Using a dimmer on the non-dimmable bulb is asking for BIG trouble. The dimmer will still ramp up and down to some degree stressing the driver excessively. This usually results in too much heat. Since the fade rate of the dimmer is not adjustable, it will happen every time you turn it on and off. Bulbs will probably burn out very quickly.

    Edit- don't mean to sound harsh, I've seen this start fires in fixtures and cans. It sounds plausible on the surface, but in the long run, someone might "dim" that switch leg accidentally. Which could lead to damage to the fixture or entire house. Better just to replace it with a PD-6ANS, or better, replace the bulbs with something dimmable.
    Last edited by SDR-Mike; 05-11-2017 at 07:40 PM. Reason: a bit harsh?
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