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#205641 - 03/15/12 08:32 PM cfl/led dimmers
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I was trimming out a house yesterday. The homeowner decided that they wanted a dimmer on the kitchen cans. My supplier now only sells the lutron dimmers that do it all(led/cfl/halogen/inc)even though I am using incandescent bulbs. When I turned the dimmer up it trips the arc fault breaker every time. I changed to a regular dimmer. No problems. What's up with that?

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#205642 - 03/15/12 09:41 PM Re: cfl/led dimmers [Re: schenimann]
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