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Hot dimmer

Posted by LJ in TX on January 14th, 2000 10:21 PM
In reply to hot dimmer face plate by dee dee sanders on January 14th, 2000 09:11 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi DD, Dimmers and their faceplates normally do get hot especially when the lights are dimmed low..because the dimmer is acts like a restriction to electricity flow your your light fixtures and bulbs to make them glow dimly. Since it is restricting electricity flow, it causes the dimmer switch circuitry to get hot and dissipate the energy in the form of heat. Hope this helps...I don't think anything is wrong with your dimmer....if the lights are on full brightness the dimmer switch should be much cooler.

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