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Old 03-09-2013, 12:13 AM   #1
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Remote switch or dimmer???

I am having a box installed in the ceiling to power a chandelier. Problem is, the ceilings are 19' and there is not way to get a switch to the area that we would like for it to be, beside the other switches for the great room. Well, I guess there is a way that would involve a lot of drywall repair, but I am not going to do that.

I have two choices: 1. Tie into the existing light that shines towards the mantle to highlight a painting and run the switch for BOTH the new chandelier AND the existing art light. Or, 2. Utilize a remote switch ( I didnt know that existed). How reliable are these remote switches? Will I be stuck in the near future with an inoperable switch, thereby not having control of my chandelier? Or should I just run both lights on the same dimmer?

Thanks in advance for the input.



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Old 03-09-2013, 12:36 AM   #2
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You would need separate runs of romex to each light, back to the box that all of the switches are in, so that you can either install a control pad that allows dimming via the pad, or a app on your android phone/tablet, or iphone/ipad. This is one option There are more in the site that you can go and search through.


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Old 03-09-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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