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Topic # 199174 7-Aug-2016 15:56
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I have a toilet at the end of a dark L shaped hallway and have put a dimmed LED lamp in the room.

 

The lamp is a 230v 5w dimmable bulb... (No brand name from Aliexpress)

 

I have put 100nF X2 capacitor is series with the bulb.

 

What power with the lamp draw in this dimmed mode?

 

I guess I could do a calculation on the assumption that the bulb is a 5W resistor equivalent.

 

Do household energy meters record resistive or reactive loads?

 

 





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  Reply # 1605962 7-Aug-2016 16:25
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Household power meters are just measuring real power, so the apparant power is meaningless.

 

If capacitors dimmed the lamp then it is probably already just a capacitive dropper inside it, so it would already be an almost totally capacitive load. considering it a 5w resistive load would be way off the mark.

 

In anycase, it will be so low as to not be worth worrying about.





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