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danrkfd

04:12PM | 12/08/02
Member Since: 12/07/02
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Bvelectrical
Hi: Can an ordinary dimmer switch be used on a low voltage track light? I have a low voltage halogen track light that I would like to control with a dimmer switch. The fixture is an Edison model E9200 track light, with three 50 watt lamps installed, and the switch I have is a Pass&Seymour toggle dimmer rated for up to 600 watts. I find nothing in the instructions saying you can, or can't use a dimmer, there is no "hot line number", and have gotten no reply from an email to the manufacturer. Apreciate any help.
Thanks for your time,
Dan Walter Rockford IL

JayF

03:36AM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 11/19/02
59 lifetime posts
Probably not a regular lutron or whatever- The couple of sets of low-voltage lights that we have set up in our house all require a magnetic dimmer.

rpxlpx

07:16AM | 12/09/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Not adviseable.
If you have an electrical supply house locally, you might check with them for special dimmers made for that purpose.

electricmanscott

03:54PM | 12/11/02
Member Since: 11/05/01
101 lifetime posts
You must find out what type of transformers power your track lights. Magnetic? Electronic? Then purchase a dimmer for that application.
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