mthomtech Posted July 3, 2009 Share Posted July 3, 2009 Quick question on the C4 Dimmers.I have one dimmer that is loaded to the gills ... it has two chandaliers and a few recessed cans on the one switch. When we originally hooked up my dimmer, we didn't realize the load was 50% over the 1000 watts that the dimmer was rated. Of course it got very hot and eventually died.I changed all bulbs to 40 watts to get the load down to right at 1000 watts. Dealer replaced the switch, and everything works great ... except of course 1000 watts will still keep it hot.Here's my question. Will setting the preset to 60% to 80% help reduce the load on the dimmer? Or is the load on the dimmer itself the same no matter what I do? I could easily go down a few notches on the dimmer because even at 40watt bulbs, these are pretty bright.Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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