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TRIAC Light Dimmer
This little circuit can be used to dim lights up to about 350 watts. It uses a simple, standard TRIAC circuit that, in my expirience, generates very little heat. Please note that this circuit cannot be used with fluorescent lights
Part Total Qty. Description Substitutions
R1 1 50K Pot R2 1 15K 1/2W Resistor C1, C2 2 0.068 250V Capacitor L1 1 Lamp To Be Controlled (up to 350 watts) L2 1 Neon Lamp TR1 1 40502 TRIAC MISC 1 Case, Knob, Heatsink For TR1, Wire, Socket For L1