Pendant fixtures have different levels of brightness


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Old 01-11-23, 02:35 PM
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Pendant fixtures have different levels of brightness

So I installed new pendants today and once all was said and done, I turned on the lights and one was brighter than the other. I thought that maybe it was the bulb, so I switched out the bulb and then the brightness level switched from one pendant to the other so it's not the bulb. Any idea what would cause this? Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 01-11-23, 03:14 PM
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so I switched out the bulb and then the brightness level switched from one pendant to the other so it's not the bulb
If you switched bulbs between fixtures and the brightness level also switched.... it's the bulbs.
What bulbs are you using ?
 
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Old 01-11-23, 04:11 PM
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For clarification...the same bulb in a different fixture dimmed the same way?
 
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Old 01-12-23, 04:53 AM
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Clarification not necessary. Brightness level moved with the bulb. The problem is solved. Interpretation is a different issue.
 
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Old 01-12-23, 05:03 AM
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You're correct, interpretation is what counts.
"I thought that maybe it was the bulb, so I switched out the bulb and then the brightness level switched from one pendant to the other so it's not the bulb."
Did the OP not say this?

 
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Old 01-12-23, 05:49 AM
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Even if I have bulbs already I will often go buy a pack of bulbs bigger than I need. For example, if you have three pendants buy a four pack. That way all the bulbs in the fixtures are identical. Same wattage, same color temperature...

I buy more than needed because no matter how long they say LED's last, one will probably die within a few years. Then you have a replacement on hand that will match the others. I write on the bulb's box what fixtures those bulbs are for. Or, you can use a Sharpie and make a mark on the base of all the bulbs (including the spares), like a letter "A" or something. Then in the future when you want to find the identical replacement go into your stash and look for the spare bulb with an "A" on it.
 
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Old 01-12-23, 06:26 AM
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I have never noticed a brightness difference with LED bulbs of the same lumins level. But I have noticed color differences.
 
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