I’ve been doing quite a few “new-construction” inspections lately, and have been running into the same problem over and over. Needless to say, some of the builders aren’t happy with some of my “findings.”
CA has a relatively new energy code, built into its building codes (Title 24), which requires (among other things) that all incandescent light bulbs be placed on dimmer switches.
The problem is with the stairway lighting. How can the lighting “legally” be on a dimmer? When the dimmer is turned down, this effectively disables the opposite switch.
I have discovered this at least 4 times in the last month. Is there a “reasonable” solution to this?