LED Light Bulbs

Awesome thanks guys for letting me know… I know they will be hit or miss just curious what other senses found!

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Interesting the different results. In six months mine found almost all the big stuff: dryer, washer, water heater, heat pumps, sump pump, all refrigerators (4), garage door opener, others…and recently the fluorescent workshop lights.

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It seems to work for some folks, but not for all. I’ve seen many other users with experiences like mine and from what I haer, there are those of you getting good results.

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yeah I have had amazing results so far look at these results in 4 months


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I had my first set of LEDs show up a couple of days ago. 4 9w bulbs on an on/off switch. I have 2 other rooms with the same bulbs, however one is on an Insteon dimmer switch and the other on a slider dimmer. I’m wondering if the 2 will get picked up because they are more of a soft start vs. the instant on of the on/off switch. So far Sense has been consistent at detecting this set of LEDs when they are turned on and off, although the bubble takes longer to show up than other devices.

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For those that are experiencing issues with device detection - I had wonderful success in resetting my data and letting it discover again. It rapidly found devices it had not the first time.

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I had zero (actually worse than that) success with that strategy, so “your mileage may vary”

I wonder if there is either an installation issue, or your circuits are unusually noisy in some way which curtails device detection.?

Sense has just detected my bathroom light fixture. Combined it uses about 69W

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That sounds like a lot of watts for LED… Each of my bulbs are like 4-7 watts. What kind do you have and how many?

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Grandpa could they possibly be cfl bulbs? Sense found the CFLs in my bathroom and the wattage is similar.

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@Caspan, @senseinaz, MachoDrone’s 1975 full bath double sink vanity contains 12 bulbs. Bathroom fan contains 2 bulbs, 14 bulbs in all. I can see the likeness that @Grandpa2390 could be using LED bulbs. In addition, the best priced LED bulbs at big box stores are usually 9-11W each, so his bath could be using as few as 6-7 LEDS bulbs.

However, MachoDrone exclusively uses 0.85W LED bulbs throughout his home… So our 14bulb bath lighting totals 11-12W by using 0.85W LED bulbs.
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no they turned out to be cfl.

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It happened that the light fixture in by bathroom has a couple of the last remaining cfls in my house. It might be 2 large cfls, and an led… either way… sorry for the false alarm. I got so excited that it finally detected lights, I didn’t pay attention to what kind they were.

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For what it is worth, I am having some good success with Sense finding my major power hogs and some of the other devices that have a unique pattern. My Master Bath sink area has 6 bulbs (450+ watts) and Sense picked up on it pretty quick and identified it. I can completely understand that Sense would have an issue with LED bulbs because they draw such little power. In my house, all the closets have the exact same light in them, so I can see that Sense would have an issue potentially differentiating the different rooms. If it can identify the type of light, I could live with knowing that a closet light is on. Odds are it is my son… :slight_smile:

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Just bought some LED bulbs and a wafer thin LED spot for a test to replace some can lights.

Big difference in consumption. Here is a variety of colors you can get and it looks like to prevent some hum you need to spend a little more on dimmers. Once I go thru the paces I will post some pics and a review on what I got. So far the dimming seems good. Years ago I tried this and returned them because of the strobe light and flicker affects when it was dimmed. Things have come a long way!

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I feel Sense could be drastically improved by providing a tool to accept educated input from customers to identify current/voltage patterns. LED identification seems insignificant to me. I would like to provide help to identify what should be detectible loads such as an air compressor, vacuum cleaners, welders, etc. Example, if I could turn on my range one burner at a time and then the oven, record the current and voltage patterns and then send the info to Sense labs you could easily identify common ranges except for the induction type cook tops. I understand accuracy of the data would be critical. I would like to help. Please feel free to contact me personally.

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Thanks @pswired.

This was a very old topic that was bumped with a recent response. Since Sense is an actively developing and maturing product members should keep in mind that old threads may contain outdated or now invalid information given the time that has passed. Members are urged to create new topics on issues they wish to discuss (vs continuing very old threads) so that we can make sure we are all on the same page with current, up to date information.

I’ve locked this thread, accordingly.

Thanks for everyones understanding! :wink:

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