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smallcrpt 03-22-2007 06:01 AM

12V dimmers?
 
I just purchased some track lighting from HD. And these little boys are harsh. So I was going to purchase just a regular dimmer switch, until I was informed a dimmer switch wont work with a 12V transformer. I guess I need a electric magnetic switch. These things run from around 50 to 100 bucks. practically the same as the track lighting themselves. Anyone know where I can find practically priced ones or if I am SOL.
TIA
chris

troubleseeker 03-22-2007 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallcrpt (Post 37861)
I just purchased some track lighting from HD. And these little boys are harsh. So I was going to purchase just a regular dimmer switch, until I was informed a dimmer switch wont work with a 12V transformer. I guess I need a electric magnetic switch. These things run from around 50 to 100 bucks. practically the same as the track lighting themselves. Anyone know where I can find practically priced ones or if I am SOL.
TIA
chris

As you found out, dimmers for 12v systems are expensive.I don't know of reasonalby priced ones. Sorry:(

Speedy Petey 03-23-2007 06:29 AM

I typically pay around $40-$50 for a Lutron Skylark electronic lo-vo dimmer, and around $35 -$40 for magnetic.

The fact that your whole set of track lighting was this much should tell you something.
You get what you pay for!


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