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Thread: Need help finding correct smart dimmable switch or solution

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Sep 2023

    Need help finding correct smart dimmable switch or solution

    Hi All,
    I just built a pergola in my back yard and installed light strips to illuminate it. There are eleven 15 foot long strips. I had an electrician do all the work, but it turns out they don’t know what they are doing.

    Long story short, it’s over 900watts to power this thing, they originally installed it on one smart switch and it was overloaded and burned out the switch in less than 5 minutes. Then they split it onto three switches, two of them will be three 15 foot strips on dimmable smart switches and the last one will be everything else on a regular switch, not smart, not dimmable. The problem I have now is that I can’t even find dimmable smart switches that will cover the 250-300watt requirement of the two small sections.

    Does anyone know of any switches out there? Or has this been done completely the wrong way? I am looking for any advice or products to help me out.

    My requirements are that some of the strips need to be on a smart dimmable switch or system or something.

    thanks for any help I can get here.

  2. #2
    Lutron Technical Support
    Join Date
    Mar 2022
    Hi Jason. The highest rated LED dimmer we make that is phase dimmable is 250W. In the Caseta family, this would be the PD-5NE. What you could also do is implement a phase adaptive power module, the PHPM-PA-120-WH. This would allow the one smart dimmer to control everything.

    If your drivers are 0-10V dimmable, you could use the LMJ-5T-DV-B. This PowPak works in the RA2 Select system.

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