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Chris Burcik

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I have two strands of cable lighting that I am putting in my HT....

I want to dim them with X10 or something similar. The instructions for the light kit state to us an inductive dimmer. I did find one wall switch but I need two lamp modules to plug into the wall.

Any help appreciated.
 

Ed O'Neill

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Hi Chris

I used a x10 wall plate and I have even thought about buying their 8 in 1 universal remote. I think it's on sale now for $30 with a lamp module and an appliance module.They do sell lamp modules seprately.

I am really not sure what inductive dimmer means.

Did you visit their site?

Hope this helps

Ed O'Neill
 

Chris Burcik

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Hope this might help someone else also.....


After a lot of browsing and research, you are only supposed to use an inductive dimmer with a magnetic transformer. You can use a standard dimmer with an electronic transformer.

I found conflicting accounts of what would happen when using a standard dimmer with a magnetic transformer. A few sources said it would work fine, others said it would damage the transformer or possibly be a fire hazard.

Bottom line.....I ordered two electronic transformers for the cable lamp kits so that they can be dimmed with the standard X10 Lamp Modules.

Thanks for the reply.
 

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