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What To Do About a Warm Dimmer Switch


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Why Dimmer Switches May Be Warm or Hot: How to Select the Right Dimmer Switch for Your Light Fixtures.

Warm or Hot Dimmer Switch

We have a dimmer switch that gets warm when we turn it on, the wall even gets warm.

Why a Dimmer Switch May Be Warm or Hot

Selecting the Right Dimmer Switch for Your Light Fixtures

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2 Responses to “What To Do About a Warm Dimmer Switch”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Craig,
    Make sure the dimmer switch is properly rated for the total watts of all the lights being controlled. A standard 600 watt dimmer switch will not work, however there are dimmer switches that have a higher rating. Also make sure the electric circuit is rated for the load of the lights, and can handle the additional load.
    Be Safe,
    Dave

  2. Craig says:

    I want to install a dimmer switch to adjust the lighting from a 4 – bulb (each 400 watt) pendant light, recommendations?