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I just got through installing some dimmers in my theater when I noticed that one of the dimmers was quite warm. I thought this was OK but then it got a bit too warm for my comfort. I read the instruction manual and it said "warm to the touch" was normal. So I shrugged it off with a watchful eye. Later, walking by the electrical panel I noticed that a circuit breaker had a slight hum. A very subtle hum. I went back and turned off the lights one by one and sure enough it was the circuit powering the really warm dimmer. I've never noticed a residential circuit hum. Should I be concerned about this? BTW, I am right at the limit of the dimmer with 600 watts of light fixtures.


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Concern in the sense of impending doom? No, I wouldn't worry. The 600-watt rating is within a safe zone, which liability factors dictate. However, I would suggest replacing the dimmer with one rated at 1000 watts for longer life. The breaker hum is also not a concern. It is, after all, an electro-mechanical device.
 
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