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How many t8 fixtures can be wired to one Illuma dimmer #IP710-DLX?

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T8 lamps not familiar .
but here is a formula the switch should have a rating on it either in watts or amps. you can only load any electric control or switch to 80% of its rating .
so if its rated 300 watts you can use 240 watts of lights so if a t8 is 40 watts you can control 6 t8's
if the switch is rated at 15 amps take your 40 watts divided by your supply voltage 110/220 .. so 40 watts divided by 110 .36 amps,
now remember you can only load to 80% 12 amps in this example you could control 33 40 watt lights

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If there are 8 in number t8 then there can be 8 wired.

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