01:20PM | 06/16/00
Member Since: 06/15/00
3 lifetime posts
I installed a new chandelier and dimmer switch. The chandelier houses 24 40w bulbs, so at the reccomendation of the lighting salesman, I bought a 1000W dimmer( plus doing the math it added up!) The light works fine.
However, the dimmer gets hot to the touch. Very hot! I don't think this should happen. I've already thought that I may have gotten a bad dimmer, but I exchanged the dimmer and the same thing continues to happen. What could be causing this? What solutions are there?


03:18AM | 06/26/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Hot dimmers are common. You could look for one with higher capacity, but I doubt you'll find one without going to an expensive commercial type that won't fit in the switch box. The other option is to switch to 25-watt bulbs.


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