There are a number of wall mount dimmers on the market that will handle very
high wattages. They do not mount in to the box as a standard light dimmer.
They have large heat sinks on the sides to dissipate the heat. The main body
of the dimmer will fit in to the box, and electrically connect up as normal.
The heat sinks are necessary to dissipate the heat that the internal
components make. Leviton is one of the manufactures of this type of switch.
You will most likely have to go to a supplier for professional electrical
installations to get one of these. They are not inexpensive, so don't be
surprised that you will have to put out some cash for one of these. About
10 years ago, I installed a 1200 Watt dimmer in our dining area for the
chandelier. It works very well.
Jerry Greenberg GLG Technologies GLG
I need a dimmer that can handle 1800 Watts of
incandescant lights. All the 1800/2400W dimmers I'm
finding available are rack mounted units mainly for
DJ use, which is more than I need.
Any ideas where I can just get a standard switchbox mounted