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I have 11 50W pot lights hooked up to a 600W dimmer. The dimmer

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I have 11 50W pot lights hooked up to a 600W dimmer. The dimmer heats up. I hear if I replace the dimmer with a regular on/ off switch the heating issue goes away. Is this true or do I need to get a high capacity switch OR a high capacity dimmer switch

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AssuredElectrical :

Some dimmers are prone to heating, yes. It also depends on the situation as a result.

AssuredElectrical :

Such as, is the dimmer in a box by itself? Or with other switches?

Customer:

The dimmer is in a box by itself. can I just swap out he dimmer with a regular switchj?

AssuredElectrical :

Sure, a standard switch of any style will work perfectly fine with no heating at all.

Customer:

why do dimmers heat up then?

AssuredElectrical :

The dimmers have electronics inside them, that is the reason for heating.

Customer:

ok thank you sir. another satisfied customer! :)

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