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#1 Jamie Lewis

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:46 AM

I'm looking to get a dimmer for my 2 600w Smith-Victor's and 1 250w Lowel Pro. I don't want to spend a lot of money (under $200) and building one is out of the question because of my fear of burning down the house or killing someone.
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#2 John Hoffler

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:17 AM

if you want my honest opinion, you can build the 600w dimmers for less than $15 each. Even if you have to slip someone $5 to assemble it for you...it's really easy.

Everything you need (besides the tool to strip the wire and some electrical tape) is included. If you know anyone who's ever installed a ceiling fan or speakers in their house, or fixed a cable can do it in 5 minutes flat.

No house burning necessary! :P

$45-$50 is a LOT cheaper than $200 and you are literally getting the SAME thing, but with just 20 minutes of work.

You can find the instructions online...or PM me and I'll email you a diagram.

if you are DEATHLY afraid of assembling one ...... on a quick ebay search......i found this....

http://cgi.ebay.com/...Q2em118Q2el1247

Edited by John Hoffler, 18 June 2008 - 08:21 AM.

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#3 Walter Graff

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:38 AM

I'm looking to get a dimmer for my 2 600w Smith-Victor's and 1 250w Lowel Pro. I don't want to spend a lot of money (under $200) and building one is out of the question because of my fear of burning down the house or killing someone.


I sell high quality dimmers on my site that you can use as a reference.
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#4 Jamie Lewis

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:06 AM

I sell high quality dimmers on my site that you can use as a reference.


Walter, since my total watts equal 1450, I'm assuming I need the 1500w one you sell? Price?
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#5 John Hoffler

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:29 AM

you will need a dimmer for each light.

so if you have 3 lights (2 - 650's and a 300) I'd recommend buying 3 of Walter's 600w dimmers.

Unless you plan on getting a 1K sometime soon, then it'd be optimal to buy a 1k dimmer and 2 600w.

Edited by John Hoffler, 18 June 2008 - 10:31 AM.

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#6 Jamie Lewis

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 12:06 PM

you will need a dimmer for each light.

so if you have 3 lights (2 - 650's and a 300) I'd recommend buying 3 of Walter's 600w dimmers.

Unless you plan on getting a 1K sometime soon, then it'd be optimal to buy a 1k dimmer and 2 600w.


Got ya. The one you linked on Ebay is the rout I would need to go if I wanted them all on one box. I just realized that Walter's have one dial and thus cannot have more than one light controlled independently.
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