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  • Working out 'Load' of Lights

    Hi
    How do you work out the 'load' of florescent lights, so I can make sure I buy the right switch?
    I know that I can't use a dimmer.
    I have two situations one is 7 outside lights that all use the floro bulbs and another is an office with a total of 9 floro lights.
    If I add the ind'l watts everything is under the limit for the z-wave switch but I know at startup there is a greater load.
    Any help appreciated

  • #2
    Ignore the startup.

    Florescent lights don't have nearly the initial surge that incandescent lights have, and most manufacturers have taken that surge into account.

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    • #3
      So I just add the wattage of the tubes/'globes'?
      Antony

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      • #4
        yep

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