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Flickering LED lights
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I was at a home last week where the customer showed me what happens when her she turns on her 4" LED lights. These were bulbs that were installed into existing recessed fixtures. If she turns the…Continue

Tags: lights, LED, flickering

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jose Macho Jul 8.

Water Filtration System Saving You 20+% On Your Energy Costs?
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Does anyone out there in the building performance community have any input on the energy savings that are gained by pure filtered water being used in households? I recently had someone come to my…Continue

Tags: South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, energy savings, water filtration, AquaMaid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo Feb 24, 2011.

Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
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While fully wanting to have the most thermal barrier I can have, should I believe Rem/Rate when it tells me that R-value does so little? By changing the R-value # only for the ceiling (roof) in…Continue

Tags: Building Envelope, Blower door, R-value, spray foam insulation, fiberglass insulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryce Cramer Mar 2, 2011.

 

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Jose Macho replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"The pin or socket type fixtures were manufactured by a few companies and are no longer sold retail.  Fixtures are rated by wattage, not bulb type other than a special socket for a specific bulb. The wattage is about the heat generated from the…"
Jul 8
Dennis Heidner replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"If it is an A-19 type screw base,  the fixture and wiring should be compatible.  The reason is that with an A-19 bulb, it was possible to place perhaps a 100W bulb in the fixture.. 60W common,  even with fixtures designed for…"
Jul 7
Richard Beyer replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"Some of the comments here are legit. Some are not. With my flickering light issue it has been determined it was the LED bulb and not the fixture(s). I tried different bulbs and solved the problem in both an old fan and a new fan. Not all LED bulbs…"
Jul 7
Maria Lacey replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"Dennis, do you mind if I print this out and keep it in my "Binder of Good Explanations"? Thank you for providing what would earn my vote for "best answer"!"
Jul 7
Maria Lacey replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"When we're going from "old" to "new" lighting technology, it's important to make sure all the components--wiring, switch, fixture, lamp (bulb)--are designed for that application. A fixture that came with a CFL…"
Jul 7
James P. Weingardt replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"Maybe a CL dimmer switch is needed?"
Jul 6
Walter Gayeski replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"I had a similar problem. The LEDs are on a three way lutron dimmer. I would turn them on, LEDs would flicker just once, more like a blink, then they would work fine. The problem has now corrected itself, Dimmer seems to work fine. I'm just glad…"
Jul 4
Dennis Heidner replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"It probably is the dimmer.   Dimmers generally operate by turning on X amount of time after the zero crossing of AC line voltage.  For full bright the X is equivalent to immediately.  For dimmed, it may be just before the line voltage…"
Jul 3
Jose Macho replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"Your problem is indeed the built-in dimmer electronics in the fan that allow a gradual brightening of the bulbs and will only work with incandescent lights. CFL's us an electronic ballast and LED's have a built-in power supply that…"
Jul 3
Tim Thornton replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"The fan came with CFL in the fixture/box. So, I assume it is "rated" for CFL's. I did not know there was a rating or qualification for use with CFL's of LED's. I have both lights throughout my house, which was built 9 years…"
Jul 3
Maria Lacey replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"Tim & Richard, Are the light fixtures in your ceiling fans rated for use with LEDs & CFLs? If not, there could be the problem.    "
Jul 3
Tim Thornton replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"The problem that i have is in a fan as well. I believe it is just one bulb that goes off and on on occasions. I am pretty sure I have seen it in one bulb on another fan as well. I bought the bulbs at Costco."
Jul 3
Richard Beyer replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"I to have experienced this when I installed LED lights in my remote controlled ceiling fan. It does not happen with any other light box with a switch only assembly. What's baffling me is I have two different LED manufacturer's product and…"
Jul 3
Jose Macho replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"I would agree- most likely the dimmer. Older dimmers are problematic as well as cheap ones that do not filter the voltage.   To confirm, try placing the bulb in a switched outlet to see what happens."
Jul 3
Tim Thornton replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"I have a couple of LED light bulbs that sometimes flash, but not in unison on the same fixture or line like you are seeing. "
Jul 3
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Flickering LED lights

I was at a home last week where the customer showed me what happens when her she turns on her 4" LED lights. These were bulbs that were installed into existing recessed fixtures. If she turns the switch on and off several times, they usually work and stop flickering, but it was drastic. You can see a short video we took on Elm Energy Group's Facebook page....…See More
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BPI - BA & EP, Resnet HERS Rater, Level 1 Thermographer, Licensed Builder
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Energy Performance Does Add Value! Just look at the HERS Rating!

Trying to demonstrate to the unknowing that enhanced home energy performance translates into enhanced resale value is not an easy task. But actually it is right there in the HERS Rating!?



Even though most of us 'energy pros' understand that the increased comfort, health, durability, and lower energy bills means that the property should be more desirable and more valuable, it is hard to get this going due to the true way that properties are valued.



We…
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Posted on December 11, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Are Energy Assessments a Commodity?

On the news today was the data showing the new Nissan Leaf will get 99 mpg. That is amazing! Is this a step in the right direction? Well maybe a little, but I think it is more a step laterally and not one that moves us closer toward energy independence. The way I am looking at this is that it gets the masses thinking about using less and getting more, which is the fundamental meaning of efficiency, but it is not without costs. If we don’t have a…
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Posted on November 27, 2010 at 5:31am — 2 Comments

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