Multiple light switches - dimmable?

numbersjunkieJune 3, 2010

We are planning the lighting for our kitchen remodel, and plan to use LED cans and LED or Xenon undercabinet lights. I would like to put dimmers on both the ceiling lights and undercabinet lights. Right now, we have 2 switches to control the ceiling lights from different doorways entering the kitchen. Can you use a dimmer when there are multiple switches controlling the lights? DH says he doesn't think so.

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Yes you can, using dimmers for 3 (or more) way circuits.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 3:36PM
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Thanks davidtay, I figured you would have an answer! Now I just have to ask DH to try to figure that chart out.

A few more questions. We have recessed cans that are 25 years old. Should we buy new ones? The Cree LED's fit in standard cans don't they? Or the Juno Wheat Haze trims I have heard so highly recommended-should we buy those? Its so confusing...

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 8:14PM
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You can get multi-way dimmers @ either Lowes or Home Depot too.

I don't see why you need to replace the cans if they are working just fine, unless you're moving them/ replacing significant portions of the ceiling and are subject to laws such as title 24.

There's very little that can go wrong with a standard incandescent can.

Get the screw-in base LR6/ CR6 as they will easier to fit into the standard 5"/ 6" incandescent cans.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2010 at 12:42AM
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