I have Lutron MAW-600 dimmer I installed many years ago using
incandescent lights in my kitchen light. I just switched to dimming
compact fluorescent bulbs and the switch shortly after stopped working.
The MAW-600 LED light does not light up so did I blow it? Are there
special dimmers for CFL's?
I have several in my current house and had a bunch in my last house -
1) You bumped the little "off" switch on it.
2) You broke the "tap bar" which is a little internal plastic part
that the dimmer needs to function.
I'd bet on (1)
Re: Lutron Dimmer Burned Out?
Group: alt.home.repair Date: Thu, Jun 21, 2007, 1:49am From:
Did you try it again with a real lightbulb? (none of that hippie
LMAO..My sentitments exactly..
The CFL's are marked dimmer lights but it says they may not with all
dimmer switches. What dimmer switch should I buy? I thought Lutron
mentioned on their website that they made special dimmer switches for
cfl's, but can't find it now.
You can write to Lutron and ask them to replace the switch (though I suppose
they'll ask you to promise not to try it on CFLs again). They're pretty
good about doing that.
Mailing Address: Customer Service
Lutron Electronics Company Co., Inc.
7200 Suter Road
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Phone Number: 1-(888) LUTRON1
Fax Number: (610) 282-3090
E-Mail Address: E-Mail: email@example.com
For the cost of me shipping you a working one you can buy a new one
locally. Repairing them would be a real crapshoot.
And they DO make special dimmers which I believe work better for CFs
etc. One triggers on the rising voltage, the other on the dropping
voltage - so one ramps up and turns off hard, the other turns on hard
and ramps down (sign wave). Google reverse phase control - designed
for use with low voltage lighting with electronic transformers so
likely better for electronic ballasted CFs as well.
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