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I just installed five of 4” led recessed lights in my hallway I had 2 ceiling light fixtures before. After installation, I found the lights are flickering when the living room lights (eight 6” can lights with led bulbs) are on. The living room has dimmer switch and I suspect that’s causing the flickering issue because the flickering only happens with the living room lights are on; I tested all other lights on the same circuit (dining light fixture with 7 led bulbs, kitchen island light fixture with 2 led bulbs, two can lights with led bulbs) and the hallway lights only react to living room lights. It gets more noticeable with higher dimming setting but I can still notice flickering very slightly even at the lowest dimming setting. The weird thing is living room lights are stable while hallway lights are affected. I don’t want to give up on the dimmer in the living room... should I get a different dimmer switch? The one I have is from Kasa smart light switch, it had the highest review rating on Amazon...
 

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It could be the LED bulbs or the dimmer that is causing the problem. Does the flickering change as your brighten or dim the living room lights? One way to narrow down the problem is to temporaritly remove the dimmer and see if the flickering stops.

If the flickering continues, then it is likely that it is the bulbs that are the problem.

If the flickering goes away, then it could be the dimmer or still perhaps the bulbs.

You can try a different dimmer, and also different bulbs to see if you can find a combination that works together. Not all dimmers are compatible with all LED bulbs. Companies like Lutron offer a list of bulbs that are compatible with their dimmers .
 

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Well I replaced the dimmer switch with regular switch and the issue is still there. When the living room lights are on, hallway lights flicker. When the living room lights are off, flickering goes away. It can’t be circuit overload, right? On the same circuit, I have living room lights (6 can lights w/ led bulbs), dining room (7 led bulbs), kitchen island pendant lights (2 led bulbs), kitchen lights (2 can lights w/ led bulbs), and the hallway lights (5 led recessed lights). None of the lights has flickering issue except the hallway. Possibly I got faulty one(s) for the hallway lights? Is there any other possibility?

Update: just found out it’s not just living room, even when living room lights are off, but if other lights (kitchen, dining) are on, the hallway lights still flicker. If this is overload issue, why not all lights flicker, but only the hallway lights?
 
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