INCANDESCENT DIMMER SWITCH, HOUSE ELECTRICAL HARDWARE
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INCANDESCENT DIMMER SWITCH, HOUSE ELECTRICAL HARDWARE

INCANDESCENT 
DIMMER SWITCH, electrical hardware

Description: This is a rectangular switch with any of three actions: a turn knob, a toggle, or a lever that rides in a slot (the last type is best).

Buying information: Dimmer switches raise or lower the level of light. Aside from the distinctive ambience provided by a dimmer, lowering light levels lowers the wattage used. They are commonly available up to 660 watts.

How-to hints: When installing a dimmer switch, make sure the power is off. Aside from safety, if you install it while the power is on and the switch is hit by a surge of electricity -- a common occurrence when connecting and reconnecting -- it will destroy the switch. Instructions for installation are on the package.


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ELECTRICAL HOME HARDWARE SECTION
Description of Contents

Introduction
Boxes
Circuit Breakers
Conduit
Cord Sets
Fuses
Lamp Parts
Light Fixtures
Plugs
Receptacles
Switches
Taps
Wall Plates
Wire

OTHER HARDWARE SECTIONS
GENERAL HARDWARE SECTION
PLUMBING
ADHESIVES, PATCHES & MORE
SAFETY


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