Hi Folks, Do you know if a OC (occupancy sensor) can be in series with a dimmer. Here is what i am proposing to do: Install two lowvoltage recessed cans above a indoor jacuzzi tub, have a dimmer control them and to comply with title 24, have the OC control the dimmer.
I particularly like to use Meastro dimmers for this! They make a neat effect as they fade up to the pre-set if left on. (only using the VC to control it) With a few dimmers you can kind of make a 'scene' out of it when operating the "Vacancy Sensor", (Not 'occupancy sensor'!) and all the dimmers come up to preset levels.
Shockme, VC uses NC contacts, the dimmer gets the same voltage, you dont or should not dimm the VC.
Mark Heller "Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
The wording in the Code is similar to NEC for pendant lights, but there's a part that prohibits many of the light installations of this variety by a somewhat left-handed means. It limits the mounting height to no lower than a minimum of 7 ft 6 in. above the maximum water level. Even then they require a ground-fault circuit interrupter for it.
You can use recessed fixtures with a glass or plastic lens and nonmetallic or electrically isolated metal trim, suitable for use in damp locations or surface-mounted fixtures with a glass or plastic globe and a nonmetallic body or a metallic body isolated from contact if the fixtures are suitable for use in damp locations lower than the 7'-6 above the maximum water level if you provide a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
To paraphrase the Chicago Code; "sure it's okay...just jump through this moving hoop while whistling Dixie and juggling these oranges".