Question in short:
Do TRIDFRI smart bulbs work in fixtures attached to existing dimmer switch?
I purchased 4 TRIDFRI (604.897.52) bulbs for my bedroom and office because I LOVE the light the bulbs cast. My room looks significantly better with them compared to when I was using other comparable, soft white bulbs.
However, they don't dim perfectly on my dimmer switch. Reading more online, I see that "The bulb is not suitable to use with hardwired dimmers." This is a really important detail, since I assume that most people will see "dimmable" on the package as meaning that it can be used on a dimmer switch. I figured the smart features were in addition to that standard feature. Sigh... Perhaps 'not suitable' means that they don't dim correctly by just using the hardwire dimmers? Perhaps I just need to have the hardwire dimmer set to full power/lighting (or no power/lighting) and then use teh remote? Or perhaps there's another issue that would arise?
I didn't purchase the Gateway hub or the remote when I bought the bulbs, because I wanted to first make sure I liked the lighting. Now I want to go back and purchase one of them. But I don't know if having the remote or hub will help me achieve my goal of having fully dimmable lighting in these rooms that have the hardwire dimmer.