I have a dimmer switch in the lounge (two switches to control two lights). Last yr I bought LED bulbs to replace old ones in one light (the light fitting takes three bulbs hence why I choose LED bulbs) but they also now have stopped working which I thought was strange as they are supposed to last a lot loonger than a year. I was looking to replace them and read that LED bulbs need to be used on a compatible dimmer switch (might explain why my bulbs didn't last long) and there was a question about is the dimmer trailing edge or leading edge?
How can I tell what my dimmer switch is?
Last night I turnd on my living rooms lights (well the one that has wokring lightbulbs) and there must have been a surge as the safety kicked in and shutdown the circuit.
I did for the replacements but now I need to replace the LEDs I bought as they too have 'gone' and homebase no longer stock dimmable leds so I was looking online and then read about the different dimmer switch types and that LEDs need to be matched to the right one.
so are you suggesting hat its better to stick to normal dimmable bulbs that run at high watts? Since I have 3 bulbs to one light if each bulb is 12w then I am running one light at 36w compared to LED at 4w being 12w. argh bloddy dimmer switch hate it now