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For first few weeks glad I bought it; but then it lost most of its dimming power
on August 30, 2014
I installed this dimmer in a bathroom, to dim LED lights, and for the first few weeks I was real glad I bought it. I varied the load between a maximum of 72 watts and 16 watts. Prior to installing it I had no idea my spouse would like super-dim bathroom lighting. After installing it, I was surprised to find that she preferred to turn the light down to its lowest setting.
However after a few weeks, the dimmer stopped dimming all the way, and now does not dim nearly as much as it did before. I speculate that this might be because the bathroom gets super steamy, because one family member takes very long baths, though we do have a 70cfm exhaust fan installed. So maybe it will work well in most bathrooms. So I'm going to try out a Lutron MACL-153M in hopes that it will last.
I'm a novice with electrical wiring. This item is easy to install if you study the wiring diagram in the installation instructions, and understand that the incoming hot wire from the mains current is black and the outgoing hot wire to the light fixture is red.
== one thing I do not like about this product is the lowest dim setting is not low enough. Or maybe the dim setting is low as is technically possible, given the electronics of LED bulbs.
== another thing I do not like, that seems to apply to all the modern dimming devices, is that all are sliders, and none use a knob that one twists. I think the twist knobs afforded great control.