hot dimmer switch
recently installed a 3 way dimmer switch in my family room. Switch is a Lutron, rated at 600w. Installed 4 - 100w bulbs and 2 - 60w bulbs because that is what I had on hand at the time. After the lights have been on for a couple of minutes, you can feel the switch cover and screws are warm/hot. I called the mfg, who said the metal plate on the front of the switch acts as a heat sink, and will normally run around 120 degrees, and not to worry about it.
Does this sound right to anyone? I assume changing the last to bulbs to 100w will make this slightly hotter. Should I consider getting a larger switch? Appears they make a 1000w in the same design as what I have now - its just 3 times as much.