Smart lighting is the latest innovation in home lighting. This recent advance in technology is improving homeowners' lives each day by making it easier to personalize their lighting preferences at home. By installing one of these smart dimmers from BulbAmerica, it's possible to get the exact level of lighting you want for any task or event. You can keep it bright for cooking and cleaning, then dim it for relaxing before bedtime or hosting an intimate dinner party. Best of all, you can do all that from the convenience of your phone or tablet. Smart dimmers are synced to your device to allow for quick and easy customization of your lighting. Switch to smart lighting by installing smart dimmer and smart bulbs in your home. You'll enjoy improved energy performance along with a more inviting space to call home each and every day.

Why not all dimmers will work with LED bulbs?

Dimmers have minimum load requirements, if the LED load isn’t drawing enough current to keep the dimmer’s switching elements closed, this will case flickering, reduced dimming range, flashing when off, or not working at all.

Dimmers that are designed for LED usually have a lower minimum load requirement and typically require one or two fixtures. The LED minimum load rating for LED load dimmers is usually given in the number of lamps and not Watts like in regular none LED dimmers.

Dimmers also have maximum load requirements to ensure the load does not exceed the three design limits.

Surpassing these limits can result in premature dimmer failure, flickering due to noise, as well as breaker tripping. One of the main reasons dimmers have maximum loads is because of the inrush current caused by LED drivers.

Because of this inrush current, an LED may be rated as 25W but the actual wattage initially going through the dimmer is much higher. This means that if an incandescent dimmer is rated at 600W, you can’t assume you can use twenty-four 25W LED fixtures. A good rule of thumb is to allow 100W for each LED fixture so in this case, the 600W dimmer can handle only six LED fixtures.

If you are meeting all of the electrical requirements of the dimmer and you are still having flicker issues, you can try adjusting the low-end trim (not available on all dimmers). Adjusting the low-end trim raises the minimum dimming level which will reduce the chance of flickering and drop-out. This will only solve the flickering issue if you are trying to dim the fixtures lower than the dimming control range of the driver.

Getting the right type of light for all the tasks in your home or business can sometimes be a hassle. Dim mood lights often don't have enough brightness and overly-bright overheads can ruin the mood of a room when you're trying to wind down for the night. Even with the dimmers, the continual process of getting up to adjust your lights can be a hassle. Now, with Smart Dimmers from Lutron, an industry leader in residential and commercial lighting products, you can preset all of your lighting preferences and control them from your smart phone or tablet.

When used with dimming light bulbs, Lutron's Smart Dimmers give homeowners and business owners unprecedented control over their lights. Not only can you instantaneously control the brightness of your light through your smart phone or tablet - you can also create predefined settings for your lights throughout the day. Here at BulbAmerica, we carry a selection of Smart Dimmer products from Lutron, including this standard In-Wall Light Dimmer. Order yours today!