I want to lower the maximum brightness of various LED circuits in my home so that the "public" dimmer switches on the walls, when at maximum, only produce the lumen limit that I, the boss of this house, have chosen.
In other words, I want to install a resistor of sorts that is not going to be messed with by anyone other than me.
I haven't tried anything yet, but my first thought was to install a second dimmer in a nearby closet -- in a junction box, code-compliant and all -- between the public dimmer and the light circuit. Or does it matter which dimmer comes first?
But this can get ridiculous fast. Is there a better way to achieve this?
I don't want to delve quite yet into the world of smart bulbs and hubs and the like. I'm no Luddite, but I have bigger fish to fry right now.
And if my need to control the max brightness sounds odd, it's because a couple of the can circuits brutally overwhelm all the other layers of lighting when fully lit. And I'm the only one who seems to notice or care.