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Old 10-10-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
 
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Want to replace 120 VAC 600 Watt Dimmer...what works best???


Hello everyone, I have a Push-On/Push-Off Rotary Dimmer that is 120 VAC 600 Watts, that controls my chandelier in the dining room, and it is right by a regular 15A. 120v AC only light switch that controls the deck light outside. I would like to replace the dimmer switch with a regular switch like the 15A 120V AC only one right next to it. Is this safe/ok, or do I need to replace it with something else? Thanks for the help!

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Yes you can replace it with a regular snap switch, or if you want they make a dimmer with a snap switch and slide. I will see if I can find a picture.
http://www.onestopbuy.com/leviton/TGI06-1LA-5540.asp

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Yes you can replace it with a regular snap switch, or if you want they make a dimmer with a snap switch and slide. I will see if I can find a picture.

Thanks, I know exactly what type of switch you are talking about. I'm making my way to the hardware store in a few and will check out the different options. Thanks again.

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As Code05 said. Go for it.
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Yes you can replace it with a regular snap switch, or if you want they make a dimmer with a snap switch and slide. I will see if I can find a picture.
http://www.onestopbuy.com/leviton/TGI06-1LA-5540.asp
I have these and find them annoying to use. We inadvertantly bump the dimmer slide down when turning off the switch. Next we come into the room we have to move the little dimmer slide up again. Not a huge deal, but annoying...
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I just went with a regular switch and it works perfect. I have several dimmer switches in the house, but this one was not working well with the cfl bulbs I had in the light, plus we never really used the dimmer anyway. Thanks again guys.
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