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Dimmer Switches and Fluorescent Light Fixtures

How to Control Fluorescent Light Fixtures with a Dimmer Switch: Understanding Dimmer Switches and Fluorescent Light Fixtures.


Fluorescent Light with a Dimmer
Lighting Question: What needs to be done in order to use a dimmer switch for fluorescent lights?

This Lighting Question came from: Jerry, a Electrician from Texas.
Additional Comments: Awesome.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Jerry.

How to Control a Fluorescent Light with a Dimmer

Application: Fluorescent Light Dimmer Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
Materials: Make sure the dimmer switch has the same amperage and voltage rating and is compatible as specified in the light fixture and lamp documentation.

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