I spoke to someone this afternoon as I believed I was experiencing a longer than normal delay before my new LED canned lighting lit up, so the suggestion was made to see if the delay still occured if I replaced the LED lightbulbs with incandescent bulbs. I did that, and while there was still a delay, it appears to be slightly shorter with the incandescent bulbs. Honestly, I am not sure how accurate my timing was, or even what is acceptable so I am hoping to get feedback and/or suggestions.
Here are my specs:
We have two banks of 4 Cans, each of the banks is set up as a 3-way (with a regular paddle and a paddle with dimming) The dimmers that we are using are the DIVA DVWCL-153PH-LA and the bulbs we are using are the FEIT R20 flood lights, which are listed on the compatibility list. If I understand correctly, these dimmers have a microprocessor, which allows for more bulbs to be compatible and that takes about .4 seconds to fire the load. When I timed the incandescent bulbs, It probably took about a second, or just under for them to light up, and when I used the LED bulbs, it probably took .25 to .5 seconds longer. Probably acceptable, but just not sure. It seemed longer before I actually timed it.
My questions are these:
- Is that an acceptable delay if it is over 1 second?
- If not are there better dimmers I should try, like the Maestro or something that is just rated for LED bulbs as opposed to halogens, incandescents or LED bulbs?
thanks in advance,