I need help solving a mystery. A few months ago, I had an electrician install LED can lights in my son's bedroom. He completed the job with no issues, and it wasn't until a few days later that I noticed the problem. My son, sleeping in bed looking up at the ceiling, said "Daddy, the lights are still on." Sure enough, in the dark you could see that there was a very faint glow coming from the LED lights, even though the switch is in the off position. After a little experimentation, I figured out that this happens if the lights in the second bedroom are on. If those lights are off, there is no faint glow.
I'm figuring this is a wiring issue. I got in touch with the electrician but he was not helpful (essentially, "I don't know. Wasn't me."). If this can be fixed at the switch, then I can do it. Any ideas how this is possible and how to fix?
Here are all the details:
- LED can lights getting residual electricity when switch is off, if lights in second room are on.
- The switch is a Lutron dimmer with night light.
- The wall switch used to control an outlet, there were no built-in lights in the room before. The electrician hijacked it to control the can lights that I had him put in.
Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions.