Lightology offers 15 A and 20 A single-pole switches, 15 A 3-way switches, linear slide switches, multi location and 4-way general purpose switches in many different colors. We also offer companion switches.
Single Pole, 3-Way, Multi-Location Dimmers
Single-Pole Dimmers provide control from one location. 3-Way Dimmer with Switches - 3-way dimmer adjust the light level from one location. When used with 3-way and 4-way switches, the lights can be turned on to dimmer level or off from many locations. Multi-Location Control from Each Location - multi-location dimmers can be used with accessory dimmers for full control of the lights from up to 10 locations. Note: Only certain dimmers allow the ability to dim from more than one location—example: Maestro or Faedra. With other dimmers, you can only dim from one location and have an on/off switch at the other location.
Ganging and Derating
A typical dimmer is wider than a switch. This increased size helps the dimmer dissipate the internal heat normal to operation. Dimmers can be ganged together such that the space between them is the same as for switches. To do this, a portion of the fins (heat sink) must be removed. The fins are grooved to make the removal of fins easy with a pair of pliers. The removal of these fins reduces the capacity (load) the dimmer can control.
Can I use a 3-way dimmer in the 4-way switch location?
No. 3-way dimmers may only be located in either of the 3-way switch positions.
Can I use a standard 3-way switch with a multi-location dimmer?
No. Multi-location dimmers do use standard 3-way wiring, but make use of one wire for communications while the other carries the load current. A 3-way switch is not compatible with this configuration.