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

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Two dimmers (for two separate lights) in one junction box where there's only White, Black and Red coming out of the wall

So, 40 yr old townhouse, there are two ceiling lights in the "rec room" area of the bottom floor/basement. Two dimmer dials/switches (push in for on or off, twist for dimmer function) in one ...
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Dimmer wiring for 3 wire single pole

[Edited from original version apparently read into a cell phone's voice reco.] I am trying to wire a dimmer switch into an existing light switch that was in the box before. It had three wires ...
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Disconnected a dimmer and the lights stayed on? [closed]

I’ve disconnected a dimmer and the lights have stayed on. There is now no power to the switch yet the lights are on.
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Light Dimmer Causes Internet Drop

I've bought a standard light dimmer and a dimmable led lamp. Dimming works fine. However, when I dim the lights my ADSL connection drops. The DSL light on my modem turns off and I can't connect back ...
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In a one-way dimmer, can C and L1 terminals be swapped?

In a one-way dimmer switch, does it matter which way round the C and L1 terminals are connected (both electrically and in terms of UK wiring regs)? For context, I have a dimmer that's wired the ...
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Kitchen dimmer dims lights in adjacent room, but not always

I have a weird wiring fault. The kitchen and the dining room each have dimmer switches that work fine individually. However, if the dining room dimmer is on and within a certain range of positions (...
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How to reset the breaker on this smart dimmer light switch (switched receptacle)?

My condo came with these dimmer switches. You push once on up or down to fade the lights in or out fully, or press and hold to fade the lights slowly, releasing to set the light amount. I don't know ...
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Light Switch with 2 black wires and one red

I'm trying to replace a double switch (controls fan and light separately) with a single pole dimmer for a chandelier. It seems there is no ground, but there are 2 red and just 1 black running to the ...
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Installing LED compatible dimmer switch (wiring question)

I bought some new Lutron dimmer switches which are compatible with the LED bulbs I have and am trying to figure out the wiring. Here's a diagram of the existing wiring (its a 2 gang box and these are ...
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3-Way Switch won't turn on lights if dimmer is set to low

I just added 5 dimmable recessed lights to my living room. I'm certain it's powered correctly. Incoming power hits the 3-way dimmer switch. Both traveler wires head to the other 3 way switch (non-...
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Changing one dimmer to conventional in a two gang set

I recently bought a Philips hue bulb only to realise it doesn't work with my current setup (dimmer switches). I have 2 dimmer switches in one unit, 1 controls lights around the outside of the room ...
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Could a wall dimmer switch be connected as part of the power cord for a table lamp (UK

I'm not very experienced with wiring/electrics and wondering if I could use a wall dimmer switch to control a table lamp? I'm using UK 3 core wiring and 40W bulb. I would like to install the dimmer ...
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What to do with dimmer ground wire?

I am replacing an old dimmer switch with no ground wire with a dimmer switch that has a ground wire. The metal box in my wall is grounded, but there is no ground screw or anywhere else to attach the ...
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LED strip forgets last setting when turned off

In the staircase at my home an electrician installed a LED strip in the handle. I can dim the lights to desired intensity using a springloaded switch and a timer turns on the light in the morning and ...
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Replacing 12V halogen spotlights with MR16 dimmable LEDs in my lounge

I am trying to replace 12V MR16 halogen spotlights in the ceiling with dimmable MR16 LEDs. The existing halogens do not have a dimmer driver, and each has its own transformer (I'm 90% sure of this). I ...
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LED bulbs will not turn on

I am having an odd problem with a light fixture. The fixture has three sockets and is wired to a dimmer. I replaced the bulbs with Philips LED bulbs that were dimmable. However, when I turn the dimmer ...
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light fixture humming when I installed a dimmer

I have 8 single recessed lights with single GU10 dimmable LEDs and one light fixture using 6 exactly same GU10 dimmable LED bulbs, all on the same switch. When I installed a dimmer with proper rating,...
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Ceiling fan on one circuit tripping GFCI on separate circuit

Installed a ceiling fan dimmer switch in a bedroom that is on an arc fault circuit. When pushing the dimmer switch up or down on the ceiling fan, it then trips the GFCI outlet on the bathroom circuit....
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Using one dimmer to control 2 sets of lights with each an On/Off Switch

I want to install some LED lights in my RV. I have 2 sets of 4 LEDs, connected on my 12V circuit. One set is for the front (kitchen area), one set in the back (living area). When all the lights are ...
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Needing help replacing a regular switch to a ceiling fan with a dimmer switch

I'm trying to install a Leviton #6674 slide dimmer with switch replacing a standard switch. After I pulled the switch plate off I found that there is 1 black, 1 white and 1 red to the old switch as in ...
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strange chandelier

I have a small chandelier in my dining room with 5 bulb placements. It is controlled with a on/off switch and a small dimmer next to it. Now when I install 5 Ecosmart LED 60w light bulbs (dimmable), 4 ...
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LED edison bulbs in fixture

I have three pendants and a 5 bulb fixture over my table it has Antique Edison bulbs in the fixture with yellow tint I want brighter bulbs, I purchased LED equivalent bulbs and when I put two or more ...
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Choosing correct dimmer for halogen bulbs

Apartment I moved into has a light with 5 halogen bulbs - rated 20W, 12V each. I'd like to replace the current on/off switch for all of them, with a dimmer, but concerned there might be issues to be ...
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Dimmer switch on 3-way circuit only working 90% of the time, is it a bad switch or something else?

I installed a dimmer switch on a 3-way circuit that was working correctly. The other switch is a standard on-off switch. The fixtures they control are halogen light fixtures. About 10% of the time, ...
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Dimmer switch only dims one of two lights?

I have two ceiling lights in my living room controlled by a single switch. I wanted to install a dimmer switch to control/dim both of them. I installed the switch but the dimmer only dims one of the ...
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Why are the lights on my dimmed three-way circuit dimmer than normal?

I have a 3 way switch and a 3 way dimmer switch to operate two recessed fixtures, which worked fine for years. Now, both spots are dim. Doesn't matter if I use the switch with dimmer or 3 way switch ...
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Help with smart dimmer

I have 12 recessed lights separated into 2 sections, of 6 each currently connected to 2 dimmers. I want to replace the current dimmers with smart dimmers by Leviton. Here are the instructions and ...
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LED lamp keeps glowing when dimmer is turned off (Has been asked before)

(I know this question has been asked before (here), but I followed the advice recommended by the users in that thread to help remedy the problem, but the lights still glow.) I recently bought ...
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Electrical dimmer switches for 4 switch locations?

I have a bank of 6 - LED 18watt (dimmable) bulbs and this bank has 4 switch locations. Is it possible to dim this bank? I don't see any 5 way dimmer switches offered. Thanks.
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Replace light switch connected to a power outlet with dimmer - two black wires to one black and red

I have a light switch that is connected to a power outlet. The light switch has 2 block wires, one coming from the wire and one coming from the power outlet. I want to change this to a dimmer and I ...
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Can I have dimmable LEDs in a corded lamp?

For a couple of bedside/reading lamps I want to use LEDs, but even the dimmest bulbs I've seen in the shops are about 250lm and still too bright for the purpose. So I've come to consider a dimmer. ...
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Using UK switches in Slovakia

I have checked Wikipedia to compare electricity in the UK vs Slovakia, see: Country PlugType PlugStandard Residential voltage Frequency Comments Slovakia C, E STN 34 ...
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Two Lutron occupancy dimmers for one light

My setup is as follows. Hot -> occupancy dimmer 1 -> traveler 1 -> light load Hot -> traveler 2 -> occupancy dimmer 2 -> light load It works ok, if they are both triggered at %50 dim the light turns ...
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Light dims when plugged in, doesn't dim when hard wired to feed

I have a peculiar situation. My LED light is fully dimmable down to 10% per manufacturer spec (this light). To test its function, I hardwired the light to a plug (like this Plug) via a dimmer switch ...
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How can I reduce flicker on an ELV chandelier?

I wired up a set of ELV lights in my dining room and used this particular dimmer switch (Lutron MRF2-6ELV-120-WH) at the switch box. The wiring was rather straightforward. No more complicated than ...
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How to check if light is “Power Through Fixture”?

This is related to my other question here. I just learned of the "power through fixture" concept and it seems that WeMo dimmer switch isn't compatible with it. I want to believe that what I have in ...
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Installing WeMo Wi-Fi Dimmer Switch - Lights not turning on

I have attempted to install my WeMo switch; however, it does not seem to want to work. Before I contact Belkin or my superintendent, I wanted to make sure that it is WeMo that is broken, and not my ...
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LEDs in a multi-bulb fixture only dim when installed alongside a single 60W incandescent bulb

I have a 'Sputnik'-style ceiling light fixture that accepts about 12 bulbs. I installed 12 LED bulbs into the fixture. However, the fixture was just too bright with 12 LEDs, so I installed a dimmer ...
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a non working single 10W MR16 in a recessed light (LED)

One of the bulbs is not lighting up. I tried a new bulb and replaced the ceramic bulb holder and that did not help. What am I missing? Could it be a transformer that suddenly went bad? If that is the ...
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One fixture with 2 switching locations

I have a fixture that switches from 2 locations. I am installing dual dimmers on this fixture. the dimmers are a master / slave dimmer setup. I have found the traveler wires (red and black) the ...
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3-way to smart 2-way switch, result is hardwired either on or off

At the top and bottom of some stairs are two connected light switches (a 3-way switch). The top switch has: bare copper ground unused white neutral (in back of box; two wires in a wire nut) 2x ...
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GE dimmer works with 3 LED lights, somewhat with 4 and not at all with 5

I've got a brand new single pole GE 14294 Z-Wave Plus dimmer. Before I try to connect it to z-wave, I wanted to make sure it was working. I have five LED lights (4W, 65mA, BR20 flood) lights in ...
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Light switch with five wires controlled by two circuit breakers: What is this?

I have a living room light switch. It's a one-way switch that controls eight built-in LED lights. This was redone recently (in the last 3-4 years), but the house is new to me, so I don't know anything ...
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Help Wiring Ceiling Fan With Dimmer Switch

trying to figure out how to wire a basic remote ceiling fan w light, I have. Coming out of the ceiling is 4 wires - Red (hot), Black (hot), White and Copper. This is the switch on the wall: Trying ...
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Dimmer switches have no ground wire

I went to replace two kitchen dimmer switches with new toggle dimmers (the old dimmers work, this is only cosmetic). When I removed the face plate, I found the existing switches did not have a ground ...
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Trying to install a dimmer switch for my light attached to my ceiling fan

thanks in advance for the help! I am attempting to install a dimmer switch to solely operate the light on my ceiling fan light fixture. I have read that installing a dimmer for the fan is dangerous, ...
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Using a Multiple Load dimmer to it's full rating?

I've done some digging, and most of what I've found says you can use a dimmer to it's full capacity, but most wouldn't recommend doing so, which could cause the dimmer to fail. I'm having trouble ...
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LED bulbs or dimmer switch causing buzzing?

I installed a light fixture that contains 4 dimmable GU10 LED lightbulbs. I also installed a dimmer switch (Feit Electric Model 72200) for the fixture. When I dim the bulbs to 50-85% on, I hear a ...
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How do I connect my AAL06 dimmer for single pole?

I just purchased a few of these AAL06 dimmers. The instructions manual says @easy: connect black to black, green to green, and anything else to white, my situation is very different... here is a ...
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Removing Dimmer Switch, 3 wires

I want to remove a dimmer switch and cap off the wires. This switch will no longer be used - my question - I have two black hot wires and a red wire. I believe the black wires will be capped together ...