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Planning, installing and troubleshooting circuits using electrical dimmer switches for controlling the brightness of lighting.

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Installed a dimmer and now it's controlling everything

I have a bathroom switch that contains 4 sets of wires. From L to R it's: Exhaust fan, Power in, Hall lights, Bathroom light. I tried installing a dimmer just to control the bathroom light, but ...
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Dimming Constant Current LED driver

We have a "Tsong LED Panel": Model: SRPL60X120-60WH Type: 4014 - 4000K Input DC27-42V/1350mA - 60W With the LED driver: Model: SR60-01N-042V1350 Input Voltage: 200-240VAC 50/60Hz Input Current: ...
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Dimmer switch buzzing

I have triple dimmer switch that switches different areas. One of the dimmers is buzzing. I have tried different lamps including LEDs, and it makes no difference. I have changed the dimmer unit and it ...
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Is this dimmer wired the wrong way around?

I've inherited the wiring shown below. The two dimmers on the left operate separate lights, but I notice the L1 from the middle dimmer is connected to the Com on the left dimmer. Does this mean that ...
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Single Dimmer for multiple lights each having a one way switch

Can I use a single dimmer for multiple lights each having a one way switch? Dimmer wattage is taken care
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Dimmable LED lights on a dimmer switch, they won't come on at all anymore. Do they still work?

Apologies for the wall of text in advance. I bought three 40W Energizer dimmable LED lightbulbs for a dimmer switch at home. Once I screwed them in, I noticed that when I turned on the switch, there ...
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Confused by extra wire on Legrand dimmer

Replacing 3 dimmers and one single pole switch in a 4 gang setup with Legrand dimmers and a Single Pole switch. Original wiring by licensed electrician. Existing dimmers have R,B,R/W(Not connected)...
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Wiring a switch and a dimmer

I have a box with a switch and a dimmer side by side. Last year I replaced them with smart switch/dimmer and had no problem until the dimmer stopped working. I am replacing the dimmer, but foolishly ...
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How to wire a 3-way dimmer switch in box with three cables

I was thinking I would replace one of our dumb switches with an Eve smart switch. I opened it up to make sure it had a neutral wire, but it was wired so poorly that as I pulled on the old switch, ...
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Why was one of the light switches wired differently from other location?

Last night I installed a master dimmer and a companion dimmer in the dining room. Upon removing the wall plate to one of the two switches, I discovered that a black wire was attached to the black ...
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Recessed LED lights need to be turned on twice to work

I recently installed recessed LED lights in by basement. On two of the three runs I have an issue that when I first turn on the lights some of the lights only produce a low dim, and don't react the ...
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How should I connect my dimmer switch?

I'm trying to change my light switch to a Leviton dimmer switch (4). I checked with a voltage detector pen... Both bottom two wires connected with my old switch has power when switch is off. Does ...
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Wire ceiling fan switch with remote control to always on

How can I wire the switch of a remote controlled ceiling fan to always on so it can only be controlled with the remote. I basically want to have a smart RF controller (BOND) be able to control the ...
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Ceiling fan light flickers whenever fan is turned off

I recently remodeled my room and added in a ceiling fan. The room only had a dimmer switch installed which I didn't think would be a big deal because it would either be on or off. However, I'm now ...
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European Bulb E14 base 15w 110 volt dimmable bulb for Himalayan Salt Lamp

The E14 base is European, as is the 110 voltage. The bulb in question is a 15 watt bulb with dimmer control and is UL listed. Is there any danger in using this rather than a bulb and dimmer ...
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led dimmer lamp retrofit

I'd like to retrofit an existing lamp with a dimmer dial built in to support dimmable LEDS. It does not seem like I can easily remove the dimmer or, even if I could, find an LED dimmer that will fit ...
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Dimmer switch not working

My chandelier has a dimmer switch and my lights suddenly are very dim. It does have a off and on switch also so I thought it was bad dimmer. I changed it and the same results. I did try to hook the ...
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Lampshade With Dimmer Causing Electric Shock?

I bought a lampshade from a market. I live in a country with 220V supply. It gave me an electric shock when I touched the dimmer control while plugged in, but I'm not sure if it was a static shock. ...
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Why do LED lights get brighter when adding additional lights to the dimmer circuit?

I just installed new recessed lighting in my finished basement, wiring 4 fixtures with dimmable led bulbs to a dimmer switch. Additionally, 2 of the fixtures are on their own standard switch after the ...
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Replace fan speed controller with Dimmer switch

I replaced a fan with a light fixture and the fan used a fan speed controller. It has two red wires going to two black wires. How would I replace the speed controller with a single pole dimmer?
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I installed a new light fixture and it won't turn off!

I removed a fan/light combo and replaced with a typical light fixture. The wires from the ceiling coming out are white, black and ground. The light fixture has a positive and a neg and a ground. I ...
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Fried dimmer turns lights on/off but new dimmer won't

I had two black wires, one red wire and two white wires coming from the ceiling (I suspect there used to be a fan with a light). In the switch box, there was a black and a white wire (with a green ...
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Replacing a dimmer out of a 2 gang switch

My girlfriend bought an old apartment in NYC and we are trying to replace one of the dimmers with a standard switch. The 2 gang consist of the dimmer (Controls the living room lights) and a standard ...
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Why would a new switch come with aluminum wires?

I just bought a dimmer switch from Lowe's, and it came with aluminum connection wires (I believe). Our house wiring is copper. I understand that connecting aluminum to copper isn't recommended, and ...
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Switching off dimmable LED flashes then switches back on

I tried to swap out a 70W 240V incandescent bulb with a dimmable 8.8W 220-240V LED. The switch is a dimmer switch, which probably has an old leading edge driver (the building is old). This mostly ...
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Why would there be an additional cable in double gang box for 2 light switches?

I replaced two older dimmer switches for light fixtures within a double gang box with two new Lutron LED dimmers (Skylark Contour CTCL-153P-AL). Since the dimmers that were replaced had no ground ...
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Is there a code-compliant way to label a wire where the conductors are not wired in the expected way?

This might be an X/Y problem, so if there is a better solution, I'm all ears. I have a 3-gang electrical box in my basement that is already overcrowded. It has The wire for the three-way light in the ...
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I installed dimmer but the wall switch does not have a ground wire; is it safe?

I installed this dimmer in my bedroom https://i.stack.imgur.com/YR6mq.jpg But when I removed the old switch I only found 2 black copper wires connected to the switch. I proceeded to connect this to ...
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Installed Lutron Caseta, one bulb works, but two do not

I've been installing Lutron Caseta dimmers all throughout my house. Everything has been fine except my back porch where I have two lights. If I only put a bulb in one light, it works fine, dims, etc....
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Wire splitting to switches

I am running 14-2 wire from a 15 amp circuit. I want to use 3 dimmer switches for 4 lights on each. Can I split or connect 3 wires in a junction box to each dimmer switch from the main wire? I am ...
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Do LED dimmers work with non-LED bulbs?

I've been switching to LED bulbs wherever I can for the past few years but one thing I haven't done yet is switch my dimmer switches over to LED compatible dimmers. One issue I've had trouble ...
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New Dimmer Switches Work Inconsistently

I recently installed 2 new dimmer switches for new construction recessed lights in my living room (LED bulbs). At first these dimmer switches appeared to be working without issue. However, a few day ...
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Wiring Z-wave Dimmer switch into 2-gang switch setup

Novice here... My 2 gang junction box had 2 switches, controlling a fan and its light. I got this fan from HD (Fan) which needed only one hot and a neutral to operate. The remote controls the fan's ...
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Hallway Smart Switch help

I’d like to change my hallway switches to Lutron Caseta Smart Dimmers but I’m not sure how to proceed. I’ll preface with I’ve done pretty basic electrical (swapping to GFCI outlets, changing junction ...
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How to identify the wires on the dimmer to convert it to Conventional on/off switch

I have a dimmer switch that I need to convert to a conventional on/off switch. I have checked this link for guidance already: How do I replace this dimmer switch to a conventional switch? It seems ...
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Trying to identify these wires on a switch

I think the black wires with the white and blue caps are the hot ones, and maybe the brown wire is ground or neutral? I'm trying to replace it with whats in the second image but not sure what the SW1 ...
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Multi-light dimmer switch broken: one light dims, other lights brighten

I have 3 light installations in my kitchen that are controlled by one of two switches. The switches either turn all 3 lights on/off, or dims/brightens all 3 lights at the same time (with a long press)....
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Low voltage/low power on 2 out of 4 LEDs newly installed

PROJECT - Recently replaced two ceiling light fixtures with (4) Easy-Up 6 in. Deep Baffle Color Selectable Canless LED Recessed Kit, made by Commercial Electric. Also installed new switches; lights ...
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Replaced lights & switches on 3 way switch circuit; not sure if I have wiring problem or product problem or both

Project description: Replaced 2 ceiling light fixtures with 4 recessed LED lights on 3-way circuit. Also replaced (2) 3-way switches, one with dimmer and one standard, and (1) standard 2-way switch ...
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Mysterious ground wire

So I’m trying to replace my old light switches with some nice new dimmers but I have a problem. As you can see in the picture, all the ground wires run up and out of the box to an unknown location. ...
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dimmer switch only lights the first of 3 sets of lights

I recently changed out my incandescent lights in my kitchen to LED lights there are 3 lights each have 5 LED light bulbs with 2 3 way switches controlling their on/off function. I found the leg side ...
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Why doesn't new dimmer switch brighten completely?

I just replaced an old Pass and Seymour slide dimmer switch with a Lutron single pole switch with a side toggler. I'm using incandescent bulbs. The new switch dims the lights fine, but when I slide ...
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Extra Wire in Light Switch Box?

I'm attempting to replace two switches in my house with smart switches (specifically, this one for the lights and this one for the fan). Upon opening my switch box and loosening the old light switches,...
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Charred ground, dimmable switch, no light, keep shining coffee table

this old house, ongoing issues. I'm having a hard time figuring this out, here's the story with the living room lights, Lutron S-603P dimmable switch 600W max 5A Charred copper ground wire. The ...
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Light fitting won't work with more than one bulb in place

I have a light fitting very similar to this. i have purchased the correct bulbs but when more than one is fitted none work. i have tested each individual fitting and each works. i have purchased a ...
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Dimmable range on one circuit is different to another. Why?

We've recently had some dimmable spotlights installed in our dining room. We have a setup where we have 3 lights off one switch, and 6 on a second switch. The lights were not dimming very much, maybe ...
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Dimmer is controlling outlets

I have a walk-in closet that was wired with one hot lead from the bathroom. I want to put in a dimmer for the lights but there are also 2 outlets coming off of the hot. When I put the hot wire ...
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Installed dimmer switch caused another switch to stop working

I installed a dimmer in my bedroom today and I just realised that the dimmer in my mom's room and in the corridor is not working anymore... Followed standard procedure : Breaker off, changed the old ...
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Changing Out a “Vintage” Dimmer Switch

First off ---- I am by no means an electrician. That said, I have a dimmer switch that needs to go..and be replaced by a new one. However, upon searching the internet and reading the instructions ...
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5 Wires in Light Switch

I have 5 wires in the back of the light switch. It looks like there are 2 ground wires (copper, no coating) one from the breaker and one to the light. They go into different holes and then are coiled ...