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Dimmers get warm?

Posted by SparklingWater (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 17:43

We're almost at the end of our kitchen/pantry remodel. It's incredible how nice it looks, with layers of light.

I reminded them about light dimming being part of the remodel contract, and was told that dimmers generate heat. Not enough to be a fire hazard apparently. Our DR Lutron dimmer doesn't seem warm at all.

The new kitchen has a three switch control box per their design: one controls the LV xenon in-cabinets, one switch the overhead recessed LED lighting and the last the LED under cabinet lighting.

Do you see a problem here with three dimmers? Like most, dimming and mood go along and I'd like to have these circuits on Lutron or Levitron dimmers.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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RE: Dimmers get warm?

Check the model numbers of the dimmers supplied. The led Ucl needs to be on a ELV type dimmer not incandescent.

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