Flickering lights after installing a Deako Smart Dimmer is not a cause for panic. However, as flickering, blinking, or flashing behavior not very desirable, we've prepared a quick checklist to troubleshoot this behavior:
- Bulb type
Not all light bulbs support dimming. Check our Smart Dimmer Specs to ensure your bulb type is supported.
- Fixture type
Deako Smart Dimmers operate through reverse-phase dimming (also known as trailing edge dimming) and support ELV fixtures.
- Large loads
Count how many light bulbs are being dimmed by one switch. If there are many bulbs and check the total wattage in use against our Smart Dimmer Specs.
The wires connecting your Deako backplate are polarity sensitive. If you experience flickering on a light bulb that is physically controlled by more than one switch, have an electrician check the wiring to ensure:
- The neutral wire for the fixture is connected to the same neutral as the switch..
- Travelers are not crossed between the two switches.
If you continue to experience any unexpected flickering behavior after following these steps, please contact our support team for further assistance.