Can I replace a normal (on/off) light switch with a dimmer switch? Will my
lights work with a dimmer regardless of the type of light they are, or do
only certain types of lights work with dimmers?
The answer above is correct.
One thing you did not mention in your post but should be aware of. If the
lights are only controlled by one switch the change out is easy. Just turn
the circuit off and go for it.
Lights controlled by more than one switch are different critter.
Purely by accident I discovered you can dim many CFC bulbs using a fan
control rather than a lamp dimmer. I don't know how much stress this puts
on the bulb or if it will shorten its life but it appears to work.
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