My dining room light is currently controlled by 2 different light switches. However it isn't wired how I am used to seeing them. In my old house, there were 2 switches that controlled the dining room light. No matter what, if I toggled either of the switches the state of the light would switch on or off. In my new house, one of the switches will turn the light on off, but only if the other switch is in a specific state. Does that make sense? It's almost as if 1 switch is a switch to allow usage of the other.
Anyways, today I went out to get dimmers for these switches and I wired them up exactly as the instructions said. When I turned the power back on, I didn't get anything from the dimmers however one of the new switches turned the light on in a constant flickering and I heard some noise coming from the switch. I quickly shut the power back off and wrote this question. Any ideas? My house was built in 2013.
UPDATE: I just noticed the bulbs that were installed in my dining room light say "Do not use with dimmers, timers or other control devices" which may be part of my problem. I am starting to think, however that I should only be using 1 dimmer and not 2, in addition to using different bulbs.
UPDATE 2: I may be dealing with a 2-way switch?