This is my first post on this site so please excuse me if the topic has been covered ad nauseam. I am in the process of installing under cabinet lighting in the form of hockey puck Xenon lamps. I have just purchased a 150 Watt electronic transformer from Pegasus to power this small circuit.
The demo for these small hockey puck fixtures at the store has them plugged into a typical outlet as the string of lights has a small transformer wired in series . The demo at the store has the outlet controlled by a dimmer so folks can see how these neat, bright Xenon lamps work. The dimmer is an inexpensive incandescent unit, not the more expensive dimmer called out for 'electronic' transformers.
I have seen the store demo and it works perfectly. In my mind, the traditional incandescent dimmer is controlling voltage to the line side of the xformer. I don't see this as a 'electronic' application. What am I not understanding? Why must I use a very expensive dimmer for this application? Any help would be very much appreciated.
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