any equipment containing wound components (e.g. transformers or motors) or capacitors across the supply. Not all dimmers are capable of controlling such loads as the current does not remain in phase with the voltage. cf resist ive load
A load that has inductive properties (inductive reactance). Common forms are motors, transformers, wound control gear. Inductive loads can caused excessive voltages to appear when switched. This can damage equipment. The power factor of an installation is also affected by inductive loads.
a motor, a low voltage halogen, or metal halide