New house, and so far nothing is wired as I'd expect based on my extremely limited knowledge of electrical.

Are the 2 black wires acting as a pass through? Obviously, green to green, but then what? both blacks and brown, leave white capped? Please help, sorry for being a newb. :)

The dimmer is a martin jerry https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HJSJ6VG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    What's your reason for getting that specific dimmer in particular? – ThreePhaseEel Sep 6 at 19:57
  • alexa compatible, rather than having 30+ lifx bulbs, thought maybe dimmers/switches would be better. Can also be flashed with tasmota for home assistant. – Kelso Sep 6 at 20:04
  • ...why are you shopping for this sort of thing on Amazon? (you'll notice that what you have doesn't have a UL/ETL/CSA/... listing or labeling that'd indicate that it passed mains-safety testing) – ThreePhaseEel Sep 6 at 20:35

You are going to need to identify the hot and the switched hot. It looked like the hot goes to black and the switched hot goes to the brown. Your white to whites and ground to ground as you thought.

Edit must have fat fingered eight not sure but white to white

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  • eight to whites? – Kelso Sep 6 at 20:16
  • and sorry, whats the diff between hot and switched hot? how do I identify? – Kelso Sep 6 at 20:18
  • Hot is the feed from the main with the switch turned off one side will have voltage the other will not with the switch on both sides are hot therefore hot and switched hot. – Ed Beal Sep 6 at 20:21
  • i think im done here, trying to use a multimeter to find the hot, got an arc and scared the piss out of myself. – Kelso Sep 6 at 20:24

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