4 Halogen Lamps on Dimmer


Postby Chris12 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:07 am

I have 4 halogen lamps rated at 240v 50w and wanted to put them on one dimmer switch, I noticed that the dimmer switch is rated at 400w but only 200w for halogen light, so some quick maths tell me I have 200w so is it ok to use the dimmer switch being that it is at the maximum limit?
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Postby Dusklights.co.uk » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:06 pm

The fact that you are hitting the limit and not going over it is not a problem. All devices include a tolerance its not like you are going over by a few watts. Don't panic just you are on the safe limit
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Postby sparx » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:23 pm

hi, yes of course, its a limit like any other, if speed limit says 40 mph thats the max not 39.5 same thing,
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Postby Chris12 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:17 pm

Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
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