I wired up a set of ELV lights and installed a Lutron dimmer switch specifically designed for ELV lights. They have a problem with flicker. The manufacturer of the lights has advised me that having a good neutral connection is key.
Here is a brief description on the Lutron site about how Electronic Low Voltage (ELV) dimmers differ from standard dimmers and Magnetic Low Voltage (MLV) Dimmers.
I did wirenut a pigtail from the neutral terminal on the switch to neutral wires in the box.
How can I test the integrity of the connection? Some things I've thought of that might be causing a problem:
- The neutral wire does not make a continuous circuit to the breaker downstairs.
- There is noise on the neutral wire.
- Somewhere in the circuit neutral is tied to ground prematurely.
How can I test for these situations? And what other things might be the cause of a less than optimal neutral connection?