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Dimmer Switches for 220 Volt Lights

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I have a vacation house overseas in the Philippines that I’m just finishing, I’d like to use dimmer switches, will the USA dimmer switches work in the Philippines?

Philippines 220 Volt Electrical Dimmer Switches

Question: I live in NYC but have a vacation house overseas in the Philippines that I’m just finishing. I’d like to use dimmer switches, light switches, and outlet face plates from America because there are more varieties, and less expensive. Will they work with in the Philippines? I know next to nothing about electrical – but the USA voltage is 110 and the Philippines voltage is 220.

Any advice?


This electrical question came from: Pice, a Homeowner from New York, New York

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Pice

Maintaining Electrical Circuit Integrity

Pice, it would best to purchase the  dimmer switches in the Philippines so that you maintain voltage integrity with their 220 volt electrical system. They have a good variety of dimmer switches available at a reasonable cost as well.

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