Hey everyone… I received some insightful and awesome help before with some under cabinet LED lighting… now I’m hoping to better understand smart dimmers and slimline LED recessed lighting.
I purchase a GE zwave smart dimmer (with interrupter paddle included.) It is wired properly as a standard 3 way switch for my kitchen.
I also have 4 12 watt ultra slim LEDs wired one after another.
When installed, I was able to properly light the first light with the smart dimmer with no issues. Upon stringing in the remaining 3 lights… I BLEW out the switch.
My assumption is that I cannot have that many LEDs coming of that dimmer despite their low wattage?
My dimmer is rated for 600 watts and has in a 2 gang box reducing it two 500 watts according to the specs sheet.
What am I doing wrong? Are there alternative zwave dimmer switches I should be using? Is there a transformer or something i should be putting in between? These lights are meant to connect directly to a standard line and are not low voltage or anything.
I’ve foolishly destroyed 2 switches trying to figure this out.
Thanks for any insight, I’d be happy to supply further information as requested.