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Can I dim a pendant light and magnetic LED driver with same dimmer switch?

Can I dim a pendant light and magnetic LED driver with same dimmer switch?


Old 12-25-13, 06:21 PM
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Can I dim a pendant light and magnetic LED driver with same dimmer switch?

In the new kitchen I would like to place a dimmer switch to the right of the sink to control together a sink pendant light and undercabinet LED strips. The undercabinet LED strips will use a magnetic dimmable power supply.

Now here is where I'm confused.. what if the pendant light has a compact flourescent bulb? Will the dimming switch get confused since it is dimming the 120V to both a magnetic power supply and to a flourescent that might use different dimming techniques?

I might use a Lutron Radio RA2 dimmer, or one of these new Lutron Maestro dimmers with integral occupancy sensor. Here is the spec sheet:

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Old 12-25-13, 06:29 PM
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As long as the dimmer is compatible with both types you should be fine.
Old 12-25-13, 07:01 PM
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I have not been to successful with dimming CFL's regardless of the type of dimmer or what it says on the lamp.
Old 12-25-13, 09:34 PM
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Since a switch can't think it can't get confused.

The right dimmer should be able to do both. The dimmable CFL lamp over our dining room table has been controlled by an ordinary slide-toggle dimmer for years.

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