Light Fixtures and Dimmer Switch Compatibility
I would like to install one 3-way 600 watt dimmer and one 3-way switch. The fixture installation instructions specified that dimmer switches were not to be used with the fixture…
Light Fixtures and Dimmer Switches
Electrical Question:Is a Dimmer Switch Allowed to be Installed with Your Light Fixture?
I replaced a chandelier (3 60-watt bulbs) controlled by 2 3-way switches. I would like to install one 3-way dimmer (600W) and one 3-way switch. The fixture installation instructions specified that dimmer switches were not to be used with the fixture.
Why would the manufacturer disallow dimmer switches?
Would installing a dimmer be ill-advised?
Background: Bill, a Homeowner from Pittsburgh, PA.
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Thanks for your electrical question Bill.
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Bill, What kind or type of light bulbs are being used, are they standard incandescent bulbs? If so I would contact the fixture company and inquire as to why there should not be a dimmer switch installed.
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