Dimmer Change GUIDELINES
DEAR TIM: I would like to install several dimmer switches to manage light production. Do i want unique wiring to achieve this?
Older dimmers I have tried personally afraid me personally as the switch is quite hot to touch if they run. Are these plain things a fire risk?
Are there any specialty dimmers for specific lights or fixtures?
Is there some lights that do NOT make use of dimmers? Jo Anne C., Edison, NJ
DEAR JO ANNE: Light switches that are dimming not merely extremely safe, however the selection of sleek and efficient dimmers you can buy today is outstanding.
Fire Hazard Is Real
The only fire hazard you might introduce to your home while installing one would be failure, on your part, of reading and following any enclosed instructions in my opinion. We have installed dimmer switches for many years and never you have ever triggered a fire that is electrical.
Probably the most fire that is common by dimmer switches is placing a lot of energy through them. CLICK THE LINK to learn about a dimmer switch fire. A friend of mine nearly burned down their home as a result of an overheated and dimmer switch that is overtaxed.
Transform Electricity To Heat
The main reason dimmer switches have hot is rather easy. Some dimmers have hotter than the others for their design.
Old switches that are dimmer had been rheostats that diverse the total amount of voltage visiting the bulbs. The electricity was changed into heat as the rheostat was turn down to lower the voltage. These old dimmers wasted a lot of power.
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Contemporary Dimmers Significantly Safer
Contemporary dimmer switches use slick interior electronics to dim the lights. These elements can change the light on and off 120 times per second. This is certainly too quickly to help you see.
The switch is off rather than on, you see a lower amount of light out of the bulb by altering the amount of time. Continue reading “Ask the Builder. Older dimmers I have tried personally frightened me personally because the switch is quite hot to touch once they run.”