Ron J.

You have over loaded the switch. You do not need 60 watt bulbs. You won’t notice the difference if you put in 40 watt. What’s more important, your family and house, or having 17, 60 watt, bulbs in the foyer. I know for a fact that a 1000 watt dimmer is around $35. No telling what a higher rated one is. Lets assume it’s $45. Do the math. Switch at $45., or 5, 40 watt bulbs in a package of 4, at a cost of maybe $15. CHANGE THE BULBS PLEASE. Ron J.