By Mike from San Francisco, CA on October 5, 2012
Can this be used for track lights which have an integral magnetic transformer or an electric transformer?
By Jacob from Pegasus Lighting on October 8, 2012
No, I would not recommend this dimmer when connected to a low voltage lighting system.
Instead, determine which type of transformer your system uses (electronic or magnetic) and use a dimmer specifically designed for that system.
We offer dimmers designed for electronic low voltage systems: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/electronic-low-voltage-dimmers.html
And also dimmers for magnetic low voltage systems: http://www.pegasuslighting.com/magnetic-low-voltage-dimmers.html
By Matthew from Cheshire, CT on October 11, 2012
Answer:You don't give enough information. Are your track lights "line voltage" (120VAC)? Are the lamps halogen/incandescent, or very low wattage such as LED?
If you are running low-voltage track lights with an integral magnetic transformer, there is a special version of the Maestro for that. The cost is quite a bit higher ($75 instead of $30) but it is designed for that load. If the transformer is electronic (which I presume is what you meant by "electric"), there is a third version of Maestro that is just for that, and it is about $100 vs. $30.
The rule is to decide first on your preferred lighting system, then select a dimmer to match. You can go to Lutron's Web site to see all the Maestro devices.
(My only connection with this product is that I have been implementing it throughout my home over the past nine years. I've only made one mistake in that time—yes, it was using a standard Maestro with low-voltage magnetic transformers—and sure enough, the transformer recently failed.)
Good luck with your project!