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  •  Are all LEDs dimmable, (3+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, Chinton, Brainwrap

    or only specialized (and presumably pricier) ones? I looked for a dimmable cfl bulb the other day. They exist, but cost around $20 bucks.

    •  Depends on what controls them (4+ / 0-)

      The LED chips themselves are dimmable.   It's up to the built-in electronics that control the LED chips.  That's why they are more pricey.

      The ability to dim has become better and more continuous. At the lower end, it used to be hard to control low light output...you'd dim down slowly, then suddenly have no light.

    •  We got Cree ones at Home Depot (0+ / 0-)

      For about $7, warm white 60 watt equivalent.

      They are dimmable, but do flicker when way down, so there's a limit as to how dim they will go.

      I have others bought a year or so ago that are fulling dimmable.

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      by splashy on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 03:28:40 AM PDT

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