I am in the process of updating my guest bedroom and my first goal was to install LED recessed lights along with a ceiling fan(no light kit). The fan is powered by its own dimmer switch and the lights are also powered by its own dimmer switch rated for LED lights. Here's where I run into trouble...If I turn on the fan, the lights flicker at each stop of the dimmer switch. The lights also flicker if they are dimmed low and the ceiling fan is turned on or off. Both switches are in the same gang box being fed by the same power source. All the whites are pigtailed together. Any thoughts here? I feel that it must be something with the neutrals as the lights still continue to flicker on even when I remove the light dimmer switch completely yet leave all the whites pigtailed together.
Thanks for the input everyone. First off to clarify, the fan is on a fan controlled switch...playing around with the fan a little more I decided to connect the light kit to the fan to see if any difference would occur. When I did this, problem solved...sort of. As long as the fan light was on I did not get any sort of flickering of the recessed LED lights when changing the fan speed. So I Decided to take the fan back and try another one that did not come with a light kit(though could have one installed)...same problem, back to square one.
Also, I put a dimmable halogen light in the recessed lighting and that too flickers like the LEDs so I don't think it's a particular problem with the LED's.
The only idea I have left is whether it could be the wiring going to the fan. I kept the wires from the past fan which were 12 gauge. Could it possible be that I need to back off and go to 14 gauge?