I have a chandelier which takes 9 bulbs and is currently on a 3-way switch. I would like to make this into a smart switch with z wave. I have used GE toggle switches in the house and was wondering if this would support nine bulbs? I would also like for it to continue being a 3-way switch if possible. Does anyone have a recommendation?
An on/off switch can support a load of 960 watts according to Jasco website, they manufacture the GE switches. A dimmer can support up to 600 watts. But all of this depends on the tabs on the side of the switch. If you have to remove one side because the switch is beside another or both sides because it’s in the middle of two then this reduces the wattage load the switch can handle.
It seems unlikely that these are 60W bulbs if they are CFLs. Wouldn’t they be the equivalent brightness of a 60W bulb, and actually consume much less? I’ve switched to LEDs so I don’t know the actual wattage of a 60W equivalent CFL would be, but I’m guessing around 20W
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