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I have double-checked the connections. I am guessing next step is to replace the switch in case that was the problem. It is only running two wall sconces, each with one low wattage bulb. Anyone have experience with this problem?

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Are you using Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)? –  Tester101 Jan 16 '13 at 16:08
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Can you explain the problem a bit more? You turn the switch to full instantly, and they take 10-20 seconds to turn on at all, or do they take that long to reach full brightness? Does this happen every time, or only the first time after they've been off a while? What happens if you turn the dimmer on to half-way? What type of dimmer (model #)? Some dimmers have ramp speed settings, have you changed/checked that? –  gregmac Jan 16 '13 at 17:09

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