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    Which In Wall Switch?

    I am replacing most of the switches in my home with Caseta switches. I have one switch which is on/off only, not a dimmer, and only controls two plug-in light sockets. Which in-wall switch would be best for this application? (The dimmer switches appear less expensive than the simple on-off switch, which seems counterintuitive to me, and the basis of my question).

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    You would need the switch. Most, if not all, local codes forbid the use of a dimmer on a "convenience" outlet. This outlet is defined as something you can easily plug something in to. If you were to plug a vacuum in on the dimmed circuit, you run a strong risk of ruining the dimmer and the vacuum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SanDiegoRep View Post
    You would need the switch. Most, if not all, local codes forbid the use of a dimmer on a "convenience" outlet. This outlet is defined as something you can easily plug something in to. If you were to plug a vacuum in on the dimmed circuit, you run a strong risk of ruining the dimmer and the vacuum.
    Thanks ... this makes a lot of sense. I appreciate it.

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