I've seen similar threads on this one and can't find them using the search engine to save my life.
Anyhoo, have any of you out there had success with using a 120V standard dimmer feeding a low voltage transformer for interior low voltage lighting (in my case, a residential kitchen with the cabinets lit from underneath). I hooked this up and it appears to work fine (seems like the other threads had plenty of supporters of this technique). The only thing that gets me is that if the dimmers use a "clipping" action (sine wave clipping), what does that do to a transformer? Arn't you in essence feeding it DC at the clipped points? If thats the case, heat would be an issue right(as in a dead short in the trasformer -- can we say wires melting, heat, fire department [Linked Image] )??