Switch warm to the touch?

Old 01-12-04, 07:34 AM
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Switch warm to the touch?

Here I go showing my ignorance again. I have recently installed a series of 5 recessed lights in the kitchen and controlled by a dimmer switch. Is it normal for the switch body to be fairly warm to the touch after it has been on for a few minutes?

This may be normal, but I have never noticed it before.
Old 01-12-04, 07:44 AM
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"Fairly warm" is perfectly okay.
"Too hot to touch" is not okay.
Old 01-12-04, 08:14 AM
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Thanks John, I'll sleep a little easier now. Being a novice to this stuff, I didn't want to assume it was OK, as we all know what assuming will do for you! Especially when it comes to electicity.

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