Lighting in Kitchen


Old 03-29-00, 01:04 PM
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I just installed track lighting in my kitchen. It's a 10' track with 10 lights on it, 500 watts total, and my dimmer swith can handle 600 watts. When the lights are on I hear this humming sound, how can I prevent this humming?
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Old 03-30-00, 05:09 AM
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You didn't mention where the humming originates. I'll assume it's at the dimmer switch. Your lights are close to the capacity of the switch. Try getting a switch with a higher capacity and this should solve the problem.


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Old 03-30-00, 06:31 AM
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Thank you for your response.

The noise is coming from both the switch and the lights themselves
Old 03-30-00, 04:19 PM
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Rather than speculate further, I'm going to send this over to our electrician friends.

Old 03-30-00, 08:06 PM
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hello bernmc,
im willing to bet what is causeing this is you are useing a standard dimmer which u cant do on sertion types of track. go to where you bought the track lighting and buy the dimmer that goes with the track u bought. some where in the instulation instructions or on the track its self it shuld list the dimmer that is for this track.
Old 04-01-00, 07:23 AM
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I am betting the individual fixtures are
low voltage with a transformer at each lamp,
which a standard dimmer will not work, and
perhaps cause problems, or worse burn out something.

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