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Can a 120V UL rated dimmer switch be used on a 240V dedicated line that is providing power to a UK built light fixture that uses UK light bulbs?

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July 24, 2009 5:52PM

== == === === == == No. Do not use a 120 Volt rated device for

240 Volt service.

All equipment on 240 volt circuit must be rated for 240

volts. Consider changing to a 120 Volt circuit and locating 120

Volt lamps with a base made to fit the fixture.

I have several customers who have brought fixtures back from

Europe and needed 120 volt lamps with a European base.

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As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice

anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise

what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact,

de-energized.

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB

SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY

REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.


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