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Old 11-17-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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Dimming switch buzzing


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I am finishing a room in my basement. I have wired a series of (5) recessed downlights on a dimmer switch. When I turn the dimmer switch to on, I notice a faint hum or buzzing sound on both the switch and each light. And the sound only intensifies when I dim the lights. I am wondering what might be causing this. Do I have too many lights on one switch? The (5) lights are 5" can lights each with a 60w bulb.

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:19 PM   #2
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When I turn the dimmer switch to on, I notice a faint hum or buzzing sound on both the switch and each light. And the sound only intensifies when I dim the lights.
Maybe 10% of brand new dimmers do this.

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