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condoowner 04-02-2013 11:31 AM

Wiring led dimmer from existing light switch
 
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Hi!

I want to install a LED transformer and dimmer next to an existing light switch. I am really not sure how the kitchen was wired since there are 2 lights (ceiling and above sink) but I know which switch I want to use to feed my LED transformer. This switch currently "controls" the light above the sink.

As per the attached picture, the power seems to be coming in this switch, then off to the light. The ongoing red wire would (I think) feed the light, while the hot (black) is looped around the switch terminal to constantly feed something else (perhaps the other ceiling light?)

I am not sure of the wiring of the other light and stuff such as heating, range fan, outlets, etc. Does it matter anyways since the led will be using maybe 120W at 12V..? Not sure how much watts per foot really but it can be that much..

So if using this existing switch, would I simply connect the transformer's Hot wire to the current hot wire (black) and neutral with neutral (white)?

would it be that simple?
THanks!



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