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    Default Dimmers - low voltage lights

    maybe not the best place to ask the question, but I bet that someone will know the answer !

    I am planning to buy a low voltage ceiling light that comes with a build in transformer - sample :

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/Deus-Ceiling-Light/invt/187172

    In the Q&A it states that this light (and all other transformer low voltage lights as far as I can tell) are not dimable.

    My question: Is there a way to make these dimable, espacially via x10 dimmer switches?

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    You can dim low voltage lights. But some transformers don't like it.
    I've dimmed low voltage halogen bulbs via an x10 module.
    IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.
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    Hi Toscal, thanks for the reply

    When you say 'don't like' - do you mean not work at all, fire hazzard, or just a loud humm from the transformer (which I can imaging isn't good either)?

    Creagan

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    As in won't work.
    IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.
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    Thanks - will just do it the hard way then

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