Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 174
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Works fine.
Like the appearance. Works fine with LED. No noise. My second purchase.
March 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doug the features do not work
The dimmer does not work. The dimmer does not work.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Work well with Cree LEDs
Installed 3 of these and all function well.
They dim to about 10%(just estimate) and do so without flickering. Dimming function is smooth and predictable.
One of these is installed as part of a 3 switch 4 way setup.
Wish it was cheaper.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by backfortyjoe Worked as advertised..
Perfect for our use. No flaws. No problems and looks good.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparks A high quality product
Easy to install. Works just fine with the 5 light dining room chandellier. I had to also special order the 13W DIMMABLE TWO POST CFL bulbs (not stocked in stores)
December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HDNk Easy to install and very clear instructions
Easy to install and instructions were very clear. Cannot ask for much more than that.
January 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JackofAll Yes, she's buzzing. . .
I was an early adopter of the LED replacement for incandescent bulbs. Unfortunately, I brought home the 5000K color range and my wife hated it. That was a few years back. I finally decided to dip my toe back into it and brought home some CREE B19 2700K warm lights, and whamo! Homerun. Great bulbs, excellent color rendition. But the current dimmer wasn't working that well. There was buzzing and the "dim" was not that dim at all.
So, after reading all the current reveiews for the Lutron Skylark, I decided to give it a shot. What I have is 5 CREE B19 "60 watt" (9.5w) bulbs in our dining room chandalier with a single pole switch setup. I installed this dimmer, and adjusted the "dim" adjuster knob. Sadly, there is still noise coming off the bulbs. It is better. Instead of a buzzing sound, it's now a low hum. Naturally I was hoping for complete silence. I'm not sure if this noise is caused by the CREE bulbs, perhaps the refrigerator is on the same circuit, who knows.
If you're talking or have the TV on you don't notice it. When you're trying to read the paper, it is noticeable. Each piece of equipment is on each others "approved list", but they don't guarantee they'll be no buzzing.
I'm sold on LED lighting. I am tempted to try a different bulb and see if I can get the sweet sound of silence.
Unit itself is nice. I like the "on-off" feature that turns the lights on at the level of light that the slider is set at. It takes 1/2 a second for the lights to light up when you push the on switch.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kennyo great features
i liked the 2 separate switches.. a vertical dimmer and horizonal on-off
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Device okay. Be sure to get correct bulbs.
I have no issues with this device itself. It is easy to install and works fine. I choose this particular model because of its ability to work with CFL bulbs, but learned that not all CFL bulbs are dimmable. Be sure to match this device with bulbs that can be dimmed.
November 18, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ThatGuy1101 DON'T BUY!!! Go with Leviton instead. Half the price and MUCH better product.
After installing, I found that the dimmer would cause my lights to flicker when set at low levels. I wasn't able to dim all the way down without this problem. Go with Leviton instead. I installed my Leviton dimmer, and it works like a charm!!! Plus it was half the price!
April 17, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by miscbws Doesn't make much difference
Hooked this up when I installed new recessed lighting in a remodel. Installed with 6 Feit 15 watt R30 CFL bulbs which were probably part of the problem too, but I thought this dimmer was supposed to allow the bulbs to dim all the way (still only down to 50%)
August 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kathy it works great I would buy this product again if I need another dimmer
I really like this product and would buy it again. it looks nice and works easy
October 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cebolla Doesn't work with FIRST LED lamps
Lamps: Six FIRST Green e-watt saver 9W (40W equivalent)
Old dimmer: LUTRON SKYLARK S-600P flickers as soon as you dim a bit.
New dimmer: SKYLARK Contour CL (CTCL-153PDH-WH) dims only about 10%. A pitty there are no screws to adjust the max dimming setting.
May 8, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pine90 Not working with Lithonia LED
Even though this is listed as compatible by both Lithonia and Lutron with LED light, the dimmer caused buzzing noise in my case, even at full brightness.
Have to keep looking at my choices.
April 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gramirez2012 I am in the process of replacing my recessed halogen fixtures with new energy efficient LED lamps. This dimmer ensures compatibility with my existing lamps, while supporting the new energy efficient lamps as well. I highly recommend this item.
March 25, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HDBargainHunter They work with my LED track lights.
Initially, there was some flickering. However, when I mixed LEDs and Halogens on the same track, the flickering went away.
June 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gjn317 Excellant product
Usual Lutron high quality.Can be matched to non-cfl /led dimmer of same design.
April 17, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lightman Flickers
Doesn't work well with LED's. Flickers when you dim lights at any level.
January 22, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by larsnyc Life Expectancy
Bought this product in April 2012 so basically 2 1/2 years ago. Just died today..can see why they have a 1 year warranty! Besides -- the price is now almost 33% higher than it was then. Nothing fancy in terms of bulbs either...basic incandescent indoor flood lightbulb. Limited sample size..but my guess is that if it stops working after only 2 1/2 years for me...many others will have experienced the same problem.
December 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shopper Dimmer
Dimmer works fine. Having a click off and on assures that the dimmer is totally off. A very good feature to have. The slide mechanism works easily and can set the lighting to all different shades of light. Not 50 shades but many Shades
February 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CedarHillReno Too many problems
We renovated and added about 18 of these dimmers. We ended up returning about 5 of them as they were defective. I bought them because Lutron is supposed to be a reputable brand, and they were not the best value. With a 27% failure rate is not acceptable from any company! Not happy with them, but we are to far into the process of he renovation to change them out at this point.
December 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by foggymtnbreakdown There is a delay with my 2 incandescent bulbs
I replaced a working switch in my bathroom with this switch because I wanted a dimmer switch. I chose this one because I am gradually replacing the incandescent bulbs in my house with LEDs. There is just one switch in the circuit and this is it. There are just 2 incandescent light bulbs. That is it. It is tough to miswire that. There is an appreciable delay between when I throw the rocker switch and when the bulbs light up. It is the only switch inside my house or outside that does this. I hate it. I have never gotten over the delay. It may work OK for CFLs and LEDs. It does not work well with my 2 incandescent bulbs. Just for the sake of discussion, my two light bulbs are about 200 watts total. That is well below the 600 watts for incandescent bulbs that this switch is rated for. Here is switch that does not work well with incandescents. Who knew?
October 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Limited Dimming Range
This switch has a very limiting CFL Bulb dimming range. You can adjust this range by using the small color coded "lower" dimming wheel (read install instructions with switch). The default setting is green (limited Low Dim Range). When you try using the next 3 settings- Blue- Orange-Purple-, you get lamp flicker, and extreme slider control sensitivity. Also, when CFL bulbs are dimmed, you get a rather annoying, loud, "HUMMM" from the CFL Bulbs. Lucky for me Home Depot has a great product return policy. This product does not work well with CFL Lamps (bulbs).
March 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick It does the job
It controlled the LED bulbs without them flickering.
February 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by XRinger Not compatable with Utilitech LED G2560F-WW
I have 4 LED blubs in the bathroom fixture, and this dimmer works very poorly. Utilitech 40-Watt LA19DM/LED don't work either. My other Lutron dimmer (from another store) works much better with 3 different brands of LED bulbs.
It only blinks a little, when set for 75% max brightness.
The bathroom LEDs will work fine for a while, then later they won't come on until they blink for a few minutes..
Or, won't come on at all, with the slider down all the way.
It seems like the dimmer doesn't work with a light load. (low amps).
Maybe it's very sensitive to any change in line voltage, when the LEDs are only drawing a few watts of power?
If I replace one of the LEDs with a 30w incandescent blub, it works MUCH better.
Seems like a max 32w load is not enough for this dimmer. I guess it must be rated for about 600w max and 32w is about 5% of 600w.. Seems like lower LED power use has made this dimmer obsolete..
Precise setting the low limit adjustment isn't possible. Each time I cycle the LEDs off and back on, they will turn on at a different brightness level.
Now, we are using it with two incandescent blubs in the middle, with two LED blubs on the ends of the light fixture.
Pretty lame.. My wife hates LED lights now.
She is furious that I have wasted so much money on LED blubs!
At least the other LEDs in the house are working pretty well.
October 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Lutron dimmer
This dimmer does indeed control LED lamps, and the design fits in with decor switches.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jonsey Easy to install
Works like i expected and was easy to install. I would recommend. Will not work with some type bulbs
January 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mack Dimmer Switch
Installation went well, but the instructions need to be simplified in order for an 'electrical' novice to get the wiring correct the first time through. If the wiring colors mentioned in the instructions do not match, then you have a second issue to deal with. I am basing these comments off the fact that I had a fairly good idea as to what I was doing.
Other than that, things went well and the unit works fine.
July 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Susan Nice look, still buzzes when light dimmed
This dimmer was supposed to work fine with the Consumer Electric LED light fixture I purchased, according to Lutron's "approved" list of fixtures. However, it still buzzes quite a bit, which was the problem I had trying to use a non-LED dimmer. This may not be the fault of the dimmer, but of the fixture, which is why I gave it average ratings. I am going to try a different dimmer to see if the results are different. I called Lutron directly and they were very polite and didn't talk down to me. The customer service rep checked with their engineering dept. and said that there would probably not be a way to tell if it was the dimmer without trying it on another device and/or trying a different dimmer with the particular fixture I have. I give Lutron customer service a high rating for the interaction. They also have a good website.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by zkmusa Works well with Philips AmbientLED Bulbs
I was looking for a dimmer switch to power my Philips Ambient LED bulbs in my dining room, since my old dimmer was 30 years old and did not work correctly with LED bulbs. This switch has performed flawlessly for me. During installation, there's a small dial to turn (which is mentioned in the instructions) to set the minimum acceptable brightness for the bulbs. Now, my Philips bulbs have excellent range from very dim to 100% power. I highly recommend this switch for those looking to power LED light bulbs.
December 2, 2012