Dimmer Question (New Home Owner)


Old 11-09-09, 06:50 PM
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Dimmer Question (New Home Owner)

I purchased and installed some track lighting. Whenever I turn the lights on full brightness with the dimmer switch they work fine.

Whenever I try to dim them they will begin fluttering on and off after about 10 seconds.

I am assuming that the connection is fine(based on them working fine at full power) and the dimmer is a nice single pole lutron dimmer that I have used in other places without problem.

Should I invest in a Lutron DLLV-600PL Dalia Single-pole 600 Watts Magnetic Low Voltage Dimme ? Do you guys think that might solve my problem?

Thanks for your time.
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Old 11-09-09, 06:59 PM
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Are you using CFL's? They aren't happy with dimmers.
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If your track lighting is low voltage it probably will not work with a dimmer. You will need to contact the LV system manufacturer to get a list of approved dimmers. Sometimes a generic magnetic or electronic dimmer is okay, but sometimes you must get a special dimmer which is compatible with the LV transformer.

If the lamps are fluorescent or compact fluorescent they are not compatible with a dimmer.

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