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Old 03-28-2010, 12:50 AM   #1
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Dimmer switch/light switch


I am currently remodeling a bedroom in my home for a new baby. I have gutted the room and am replacing all the electrical and adding new recessed lighting. The room will also have a ceiling fan, along with the recessed lighting. I am looking for a single gang light switch that will operate the ceiling fan independently of the recessed lighting, with a dimmer for the recessed lighting. I don't have room for a double gang box where the switch is currently placed, as there is a closet in the way. Is there such a thing as a switch that will operate the ceiling fan and it's lighting on a normal on/off switch, with a dimmer that can independently control the recessed lighting? I have checked with the local big box stores and everyone has told me I will have to run two switches. Is this the case? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:56 AM   #2
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What about something like this:

http://www.mrsupply.com/lutron-maestro-ma-l3s25-wh.html

Only caveat is it says the switch is 2.5A...
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Thanks for the reply! Obviously not well versed in the topic of switches, would the 2.5 amp rating be too little to run a ceiling fan? It says load type for bottom switch, would handle a general purpose fan, but not sure if it would be able to handle the fan and the light kit. Thanks again.
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