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Hi John,

Yes just 1a 8ch dimmers. We have used universal but they sometimes keep
swi=
tching between leading and trailing so stopped using them.=20

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Ben Addison=20
Ben Addison ltd
07889845712

> On 22 Jan 2018, at 22:18, John Bent john@xxxxxxx [ukha_d]=
<ukha_d@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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> Thanks Ben I'll take a look.
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> Are you using them with the regular DIN mount dimmers? Mine are the=20
> L5508D1A - 8 channel 1A per channel, leading edge.
>=20
> I have seen mention of new "universal" dimmers being offered
by Clipsal,=
=20
> but I don't know much about them.
>=20
> Thanks,
>=20
> John
>=20
> On 22/01/18 21:14, ben addison ben@xxxxxxx [ukha_d] wrote:
> > Hi John,
> >=20
> >=20
> > We install Cbus almost every week.
> > The lamps we use mainly are from mega man
> > https://www.megamanuk.com/products/led-lamps/reflector/gu10/141435/
> >=20
> > We have been using them for about 4 years with no problem. But
one batc=
h=20
> > we got before Xmas made a small buzzing noise when dimmed.
> >=20
> > Thanks
> >=20
> > Ben Addison
> > Ben Addison ltd
> > 07889845712
> >=20
> > On 22 Jan 2018, at 20:05, John Bent john@xxxxxxx=20
> > <mailto:john@xxxxxxx> [ukha_d]
<ukha_d@xxxxxxx=
=20
> > <mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx>> wrote:
> >=20
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> My entire house is kitted out with C-Bus leading edge
dimmers, with a
> >> mixture of MR16 low voltage and GU10 mains voltage lamps,
amongst othe=
r
> >> things.
> >>
> >> This setup has been working extremely well for over 12 years,
however
> >> due to the phasing out of halogen lamps I am now looking at
my options=
..
> >>
> >> So far as I can tell, leading edge dimmers are not great with
dimmable
> >> LEDs, and trailing edge would be better. However, I don't
fancy
> >> swapping out a bunch of rather expensive C-Bus dimmers that
are
> >> otherwise in perfect working order.
> >>
> >> So... what are my options?
> >>
> >> How are the rest of you handling the move to LED? Any
recommendations
> >> for brands to try?
> >>
> >> ......or are we all just going to stock up on halogens while
we can!
> >>
> >> (which to be honest wouldn't take that many bulbs, as due to
someone's
> >> advice on here, I run all my dimmer channels at 95% load
which
> >> dramatically extends the life of the lamps)
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> John
> >>
> >=20
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Hi John,<div><br></div><div>Yes just 1a 8ch
dimmers. We have used universal but they sometimes keep switching between
leading and trailing so stopped using
them.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Thanks&nbsp;<br><br><div
id="AppleMailSignature">Ben Addison&nbsp;<div>Ben
Addison
ltd</div><div>07889845712</div></div><div><br>On
22 Jan 2018, at 22:18, John Bent <a href="mailto:john@xxxxxxx";>john@xxxxxxx</a>
[ukha_d] &lt;<a href="mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx";>ukha_d@xxxxxxx</a>&gt;
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<p>Thanks Ben I'll take a look.<br>
<br>
Are you using them with the regular DIN mount dimmers? Mine are the
<br>
L5508D1A - 8 channel 1A per channel, leading edge.<br>
<br>
I have seen mention of new "universal" dimmers being offered by
Clipsal, <br>
but I don't know much about them.<br>
<br>
Thanks,<br>
<br>
John<br>
<br>
On 22/01/18 21:14, ben addison <a href="mailto:ben@xxxxxxx";>ben@xxxxxxx</a>
[ukha_d] wrote:<br>
&gt; Hi John,<br>
&gt; <br>
&gt; <br>
&gt; We install Cbus almost every week.<br>
&gt; The lamps we use mainly are from mega man<br>
&gt; <a href="https://www.megamanuk.com/products/led-lamps/reflector/gu10/141435/";>https://www.megamanuk.com/products/led-lamps/reflector/gu10/141435/</a><br>
&gt; <br>
&gt; We have been using them for about 4 years with no problem. But one
batch <br>
&gt; we got before Xmas made a small buzzing noise when
dimmed.<br>
&gt; <br>
&gt; Thanks<br>
&gt; <br>
&gt; Ben Addison<br>
&gt; Ben Addison ltd<br>
&gt; 07889845712<br>
&gt; <br>
&gt; On 22 Jan 2018, at 20:05, John Bent <a href="mailto:john@xxxxxxx";>john@xxxxxxx</a>
<br>
&gt; &lt;<a href="mailto:john@xxxxxxx";>mailto:john@xxxxxxx</a>&gt;
[ukha_d] &lt;<a href="mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx";>ukha_d@xxxxxxx</a>
<br>
&gt; &lt;<a href="mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx";>mailto:ukha_d@xxxxxxx</a>&gt;&gt;
wrote:<br>
&gt; <br>
&gt;&gt; Hi all,<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; My entire house is kitted out with C-Bus leading edge
dimmers, with a<br>
&gt;&gt; mixture of MR16 low voltage and GU10 mains voltage lamps,
amongst other<br>
&gt;&gt; things.<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; This setup has been working extremely well for over 12
years, however<br>
&gt;&gt; due to the phasing out of halogen lamps I am now looking
at my options.<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; So far as I can tell, leading edge dimmers are not great
with dimmable<br>
&gt;&gt; LEDs, and trailing edge would be better. However, I don't
fancy<br>
&gt;&gt; swapping out a bunch of rather expensive C-Bus dimmers
that are<br>
&gt;&gt; otherwise in perfect working order.<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; So... what are my options?<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; How are the rest of you handling the move to LED? Any
recommendations<br>
&gt;&gt; for brands to try?<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; ......or are we all just going to stock up on halogens
while we can!<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; (which to be honest wouldn't take that many bulbs, as due
to someone's<br>
&gt;&gt; advice on here, I run all my dimmer channels at 95% load
which<br>
&gt;&gt; dramatically extends the life of the lamps)<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; Thanks,<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt;&gt; John<br>
&gt;&gt;<br>
&gt; <br>
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