Variac vs. Regular Dimmer (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 12 May 98 15:07:38 -0800
From: "J. Day" <jon-at-axionet-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Variac vs. Regular Dimmer

Can a regular modern household dimmer switch be used to changed the 
output levels on a 15kV/30mA neon?  Or are the power requirements of the 
neon too high for the dimmer switch?  (I believe those dimmers are 
electronic now eh?)

Thanks - and thanks for the great reading material!  (ie the mailing 

J. Day

PS Sorry if the answer seems obvious to you....