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ByDave Rongey © Ask the Electrician 2017 Author, Licensed Electrical Contractor

How to Fix LED Light and Dimmer Switch Problems

I replaced my 100 watt incandescent flood bulbs with 9 watt LED lights now they do not work. Common Problems with Dimmer Switches and LED Light Bulbs.

Replacing Regular Light Bulbs with LED Lights
Electrical Question: I replaced my 100 watt incandescent flood bulbs with 9 watt LED lights now they do not work.

This electrical wiring question came from Steve, a Handyman in Washington DC.

Additional Comments: Thanks for providing a lot of good info for the DIYer.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Steve.

Problems with Dimmer Switches and LED Light Bulbs

Application: Replacing a Dimmer Switch, and Installing LED Light Bulbs.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the dimmer switch wiring.
Materials: Make sure the replacement dimmer switch has the same amperage and voltage rating as the original switch, and is fully compatible with the electrical circuit, the light fixture and the type of light bulbs being used. The dimmer switch must be rated for the amount of watts that will be controlled.

The Most Common Problems with Dimmer Switches and LED Light Bulbs

I believe this problem is a matter of compatibility with the LED lights and with the Light Switches.

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