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#48292 - 02/08/05 01:18 PM dimming cable lights  
velect  Offline
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Is there a dimmer that would control a combination of 2 incandescent recessed cans and a set of cable lights with a magnetic transformer

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#48293 - 02/08/05 03:58 PM Re: dimming cable lights  
mhulbert  Offline
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Anaheim, CA USA
A magnetic LV dimmer will do the job. They are OK for Magnetic LV and standard Incandescent. If I remember right, they block DC current that would otherwise heat up the magnetic transformer primary.

Lutron should have what you are looking for.

#48294 - 02/10/05 12:33 PM Re: dimming cable lights  
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Don't the low voltage dimmers from Lutron require a neutral. There is no neutral at either three way location

#48295 - 02/10/05 03:00 PM Re: dimming cable lights  
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Neutral is required for "Electronic" lv dimmers not magnetic

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