From Lutron’s Website:
The original solid-state dimmer, introduced in 1961, sets lights for the perfect mood or ambiance. Rotate to select light level, and either rotate or push to on/off.
Features & Specifications
- Large, easy-to-use knob
- Available in white or ivory
- Models available with locator light
- Matching fan-speed controls available
- Matching Fassada gloss wallplates available for 1-gang up to 3-gang sizes
- Electrostatic discharge tested
- Mechanical air-gap switch to disconnect load power
- RFI suppression
- Underwriters Laboratories and Canadian Standards Association listed
Lutron controls are rated at 120 VAC, 60 Hz unless otherwise noted
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!