Lutron Rotary Dimmer Sports Redesign

From Lutron’s Website: Upon further review the dimmer only does incandescent and halogen loads.  What would it take to have a knob controlled triac dimmer with digital fade that catches up to your analogous turning motions?  I guess we won’t know for now.  These rotary dimmers are just like your step-mother: the new design may seem appealing but underneath its still the same tired 1960’s resistor dimmer that everyone’s had a turn on.  This coupled with the fact it will only take incandescent and halogen loads are the reasons Safe and Sound Electric cannot recommend these. If you’d like to install a dimmer, contact Safe and Sound Electric. Safe and sound electric is a premier installer of dimming products for lighting equipment but check out all of our other services also!

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Siemens Breakers are O.K. Too

In Out article titled “Why GE AFCI Breakers are Ahead of the Curve” We explored the reasons why GE THQL Arc Faults were superior to all other manufacturers’ offerings.  Today we recognize Siemen’s unique offerings which put them ahead of the curve. The first feature that Siemens’ new breakers offer is the same advantage GE has with its electronic trip unit.  You no longer need to land the neutral on the breaker.  This is all fine and good, there is one major caveat to these breakers which set them behind the GE Arc faults in terms of compatibility: The tandem and single pole Siemens are not “Slash Rated” (read on label as 120/240v) So you cannot use handle ties.  This gives GE one significant advantage over the Siemens. There are 2 features that Siemens offer however which make them superior for remodel homes with Siemens or Murray (Yes Siemens breakers are rated for Murray Panels) Main Circuit Breaker Panels, and new construction. Wire […]

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