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    Caseta Wireless and Flourescent Ballasts

    Hi there,

    Hoping someone can help. I have a Caseta system and have moved in to a home with a number of fluorescent ballast-based fixtures with T8 bulbs. Can someone tell me if I can user the Caseta Dimmer as a simple on/off switch to control thus load? Alternately, if not, which product would I use??

    Finally, if I switch to a dimmable ballast, does that help me?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teggy View Post
    Hi there,

    Hoping someone can help. I have a Caseta system and have moved in to a home with a number of fluorescent ballast-based fixtures with T8 bulbs. Can someone tell me if I can user the Caseta Dimmer as a simple on/off switch to control thus load? Alternately, if not, which product would I use??

    Finally, if I switch to a dimmable ballast, does that help me?

    Thanks!
    The in-wall Caseta dimmers can't be set up as a plain on/off switch. It is always dimming. The plug-in dimmer can be set as a switching device, but it's not rated for fluorescent lights.

    If you are looking to switch the ballasts, I would recommend the PD-6ANS-(color) switch if you have neutral wires in the wall box, or the PD-5WS-DV-(color) if you don't have neutral wires in the wall box. See: http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocum...369831_ENG.pdf.

    If you are looking to dim the fluorescent lights, this is where it gets a little tricky. There isn't a Caseta dimmer that can directly dim fluorescent lights. If you use one of our (Lutron's) 3-wire fluorescent ballasts, you can use the Caseta PD-10NXD-(color) dimmer and have it control the PHPM-3F-DV-WH interface to control the ballast.

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