what details should i have mentioned pancake ?
Component choices, a schematic.
You provided a rough diagram of which I did roughly "approve".
where would you suggest fuses ? I
would have one fuse for the transformer (primary) and another for the SSR (input), to have a better idea of "What just happened?" should anything go sideways as you proceed.
I'm not sure what to say about a block labelled "Dimmer".
I don't know how, or how well, a "dimmer", a "ballast", a "CFL light", and PWM will get along.
The power supply is one matter and the CFL-etc. circuit is another and I anticipate this subject going in many directions as a result.