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GU24 Socket Lamps and Dimmer Switches

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Can I use a standard incandescent dimmer on a fixtures that utilizes GU24 sockets?

Can GU24 Socket Lamps Be Used With Dimmer Switches

Question: Can I use a standard incandescent dimmer on a fixtures that utilizes GU24 sockets? Or would this fall under a CFL type dimmer system?

This electrical question came from: Cinda, a Homeowner from Greensboro, GA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Cinda.
Cinda, the CU24 Lamps fall under the same category as a CFL lamp which commonly is not compatible with a standard incandescent dimmer switch. If the dimmer switch and the GU24 lamps state that they are compatible then your safe, however at this time the two are not compatible.

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3 Responses to “GU24 Socket Lamps and Dimmer Switches”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Barb, You will need a dimmer switch that is fully compatible with the 13 watt GU24 bulbs. Compatibility between the dimmer switch and the bulbs in the light fixture is the issue.
    I hope this helps,

  2. Barb says:

    I need a dimmer switch to work with 13watt GU24 bulbs in a ceiling fixture. Can you tell me what to buy?

  3. Joe says:

    Hi. Our chandelier takes gu10 base cfl bulbs and we have not been able to find dimmable cfl’s for that are gu10. However, I did find dimmable cfl’s in gu24. I was wandering if there exists an adapter that will go from gu10 to gu 24? I have not been able to find any adapter like that online. Otherwise, I am thinking of changing the gu10 socket to a gu24 socket and this seems like a hassle. Thanks, Joe from Santa Barbara. CA