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I am installing a ZP600EB Lightolier Dimmer switch, which was recommended by the manufacturer (Robern Cabinets) to power the fluorescent lighting that was included. I have installed and wired per the directions. The directions say that the LED on the on/off switch will not come on if dimmer switch is not wired properly. LED is on. However when I checked across the black and white wiring that will be connected to the fluorescent lamps, I am still receiving power ( I have not yet connected to the fluourescent lamps). The on/off button with the LED is a push type. I am making the assumption that when you push the button to the off position, it is like a toggle switch - power is off. Is it the nature of a dimmer switch to allow some current to flow based on resistive loading of the fluorescent lighting? Or do I have a dimmer problem or electrical problem?

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