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Can Schneider Electric rotary dimmer switches be used with Tungsten/Mains voltage halogen lighting?

Published date: 18 October 2018

Most Tungsten lamps can be dimmed; these include standard GLS lamps, candle lamps, reflector and mains voltage Tungsten Halogen lamps etc.

Tungsten lamps of mains voltage halogen type (GZ10, GU10 or G9) can be dimmed using standard Tungsten dimmers.  However, to protect the dimmer, it is important to de-rate the dimmers maximum rating by 50% for example for dimmer rated as 60W - 400W, its Tungsten Halogen lamp rating becomes 60W - 200W.


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