I have replaced filament light bulbs with non-dimmable led bulbs using existing dimmer switch. This combination seams to work well. Will this damage the bulbs or the circuit.

  • The obvious/quick answer is "no"... But is there a specific reason you are asking - are you concerned about something specific in your setup, like the use of the dimmer?
    – Steven
    Commented Feb 23, 2015 at 19:11
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    If it didn't matter they wouldn't make LEDs, or others, that were specifically "Dimmable". Commented Feb 23, 2015 at 20:14

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Yes, using non-dimmable lamps on a dimmer will eventually damage one or the other. Usually the lamps will suffer, specifically the driver in the LED.

Using the dimmer on full high should be OK, but you have to be careful to keep it that way.

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