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

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After replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs, why am I getting flickering from some of them, but not all, on dimmer switches

I've replaced a bunch of light bulbs with LED bulbs (specifically, these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/EcoSmart-75-Watt-Equivalent-BR20-Dimmable-Energy-Star-LED-Light-Bulb-Bright-White-3-Pack-...
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I can't get this Smart Dimmer to work

GE Zigbee Smart Dimmer I can't get it to turn on I have tried 2 different ones and neither will turn on The only way we can get them to turn on is by putting both wires in the same hole, but then it ...
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Chandelier with 6 bulbs does not work on dimmer switch after bulb has been replaced

A halogen bulb blew and I replaced it with the dimmer switch on and all 6 bulbs work and can be dimmed.When I switch it off and then back on none of the bulbs light.If I take out the bulb I replaced ...
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Light switch outlet questions

I am trying to replace a old dimmer that stopped working and when I took off the light switch I could not back trace my work. The light switch it use to have was a dimmer. I am trying to connect ...
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Will a dimmable LED allow me to shine a light similar in intensity to a candleflame?

I've become rather attached to the dimmable lights in my home, but I'm thinking about upgrading with dimmable LED bulbs as the incandescent ones are becoming less available. I know that it will be a ...
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Change brightness of smart light bulb when switched on & off twice

I have a smart light bulb (Yeelight) which I turn ON and OFF with a wall switch (not smart). I can change the color and brightness in the Yeelight-app. Is there a way to change the brightness when ...
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Does light fixture itself impact dimmer compatibility or the bulbs?

I have read numerous dimmer switch instructions say compatible with led lights and then also led bulbs saying dimmable. So my question is do only the bulb and switch need to be compatible or does the ...
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Gosund dimmer connects but light fixture not being powered

I installed a Gosund dimmer today and while the connections seem to be correct, the lights are not being powered on, so power to the fixture is not occurring. The dimmer turns on and connects to the ...
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Three way switch with dimmer control

First, disclaimer: Not an electrician. I'm doing a bit of home wiring, and wanted to make sure my setup for a 3 way switch w/ dimmers works. If anyone sees problems, has complaints, knows a more ...
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LED light dimming problem

I have problem with my recessed LED lights. I am using retrofit LED lights which is connected with can housing via TP24 connector. I have configured dimmer switch so that when I slide dimmer all the ...
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Replaced a dimmer switch but the dimmer doesn't work

I replaced a broken dimmer switch where the dimming happened by positioning the switch in various places to one that has a small lever next to the switch. I turned the power back on and the light ...
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Can a dimmer switch be used in this circuit?

An existing circuit in a bath (in TX) has the following diagram. Can the 3-way light switch be replaced by a dimmer switch (without changing the wiring)? Does the other 3-way switch need replacement ...
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Replacing Vintage Carlon Thyrocon Rotary Dimmer with Lutron Skylark S603-PGH Sliding Dimmer

Happy new year! I'm trying to replace an old rotary dimmer with a newer slider/switch and could really use your help. I searched and searched and couldn't really find someone with the same wiring ...
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LED lights turning on/flickering when lights on another switch are on

I know there are a number of other questions on similar topics, but I could use some more specific ideas on this case. I've recently wired up 3 sets of recessed 9W LED lights in my basement, each on a ...
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Gosund Smart Dimmer Switch Not Turning on Light

Just tried installing a Gosund Smart Dimmer Switch model number DS1. This is a single pole installation. First issue was that upon removing the old switch I had 4 wires, but 2 were twisted together ...
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faint LED glow when smart dimmer switch is off

I have a TP link HS220 dimmer switch that appears to be working correctly with the Phillips 8w LEDs I have. It goes on/off min and max dim with no issues. However, when I turn off the switch there is ...
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Wiring issue with 3-way switches and FEIT smart dimmer and T1/T2 lines cross-talk

I am trying to install a FEIT Smart Dimmer switch with a 3-way switch. It is an interesting installation where the 3-way switch (works as a single pole in this installation) has 120V line. One of the ...
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Remotely controllable LED dimmer?

Can I use a product like this Skylink MD-318 remote dimmer module to control LED lights like these LED downlights? I've contacted Skylink (the company that manufactures the dimmer module) and they ...
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Replacing old dimmer switch

I am trying to replace a dimmer switch. It appears to have been set up as a three way, but we can’t find a second switch that would control the light. It seems that all the wires coming out of the old ...
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3 Way switch with 4 wires to Dimmer with 3 wires

I am replacing a 3 way switch with 4 wires and a ground to a dimmer with 3 wires plus ground. Not sure which wires are what
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Buzzing sound from ceiling light fixture. Can the source of the problem be the dimmer?

I have a buzzing sound coming from in ceiling light fixtures. The fixtures are Liton LH1499IC (https://liton.com/ic-double-wall-housing-51083.html) These fixtures are connected to a dimmer switch ...
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Why can't I connect a dimmer in line with an outdoor security light?

I have an outdoor security floodlight (with motion sensor and photocell) that I'd like to be able to dim. The user manual says to not connect it to a dimmer, but doesn't explain why. What is the ...
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Dimmer with ungrounded box

I have a new Legrand dimmer switch. It has a connection for a ground. However the box it needs to go into appears not to be grounded. The dimmer is model LSCL453P. The load is an LED light about 30 ...
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How do I add a Leviton dimmer switch in this circuit?

I'm trying to add in a dimmer switch where I have two 3 way switches and one 4 way. I've included a schematic of what I have. How do I make this work? One difference is the 2 wire out of light to the ...
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Can my cabinet lights be operated with a dimmable switch?

The previous homeowner underwent a kitchen remodel and cabinet lighting was installed. I did a “Google” search for what I think is the model number listed on the back side of the unit but came up ...
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What would you do to quickly troubleshoot a j-type fixture that burns out bulbs every few days?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DUPXJLI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - bulb example Fixture is just a single overhead ceiling light with plenty of air flow and cover. I ...
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How should I go about connecting a switch's ground wire to this apparent grouping of ground wires?

We have an old dimmer switch in a two-switch box (next to a regular light bulb) (in California). The old dimmer switch's button no longer works right, so we wanted to replace it with a new one. We got ...
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Convert 2 gang no neutral light switch into 1 gang to power a smart-switch that requires neutral. Possible? UK

This is probably not possible and instead just highlights my basic lack of understanding, but thought it was worth asking! If it is possible I would get a qualified electrician to do it. I'd like to ...
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Why do led/incandescent combo dimmers specify lower led wattage?

When looking at combo dimmers most of them are rated for 600 when using incandescent, but only 150 when using leds. Surely the switch should be able to shed the same amount of heat regardless of what ...
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Replacing a dimmer with an ELV (electronic low voltage) dimmer

I can not figure what wires in my box should go to the yellow load. All wires except the double red to the black on the current switch are ringing hot (with current). Also the green ground was not ...
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Removing metal tabs on Lutron dimmer switch in ganged box

We have a two device switch box with a light switch (large switch style) and a dimmer switch. The dimmer switch stopped working, and so I plan to install a new Lutron dimmer switch instead. I haven't ...
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One LED bulb in chandelier turns off after two seconds

I have a chandelier with 5 bulbs that is hooked to a dimmer. We switched the bulbs out to LED and when we turn on the light, after a couple seconds, one of the bulbs will turn off. It's not always the ...
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Can a dimmer switch be on the same circuit with outlets?

Can a dimmer switch be on the same circuit as outlets (with some of those being GFCI)? I've seen questions where the outlet was wired on the load side of the dimmer switch, but is this the same if the ...
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Can I connect the neutral wire ends via a single switch terminal (without a pigtail)?

I installed a smart dimmer switch that requires a neutral wire. It was in the junction box with the two ends wire-capped together. My switch didn't come with pigtail wires and I didn't have any extra ...
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Replacing a on/off switch with dimmer

I currently have the following switch in my dinning room. I would like to replace it with a dimmer. This is how it was configured originally. When I tried to replace the original with the dimmer it ...
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Still looking for a 3-way dimmer switch that matches my existing light switches

OK, we'll try this again. I scrubbed the question of any specific company or style names; I only included those because I was trying to be specific about my existing electrical system. I did think I ...
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Dimmer Switch Not Switching Sometimes

So I have a 2 gang box (old, metal) that has 2 new 3-way LED dimmers (the style with the paddle switch). The dimmers together are a very tight fit in the box, but they did fit mostly nicely after I ...
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Smart dimmer: neutral, ground and copper wire capped together

I called an electrician today to help me install These smart dimmers (Amazon link) in my home. For one of the dimmers, he tied up the neutral and ground wires from the dimmer to the copper ground ...
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Installing motion lights on a fixture with a dimmer switch

I'm replacing an old led light fixture that is on a dimmer knob. The new light fixture is also LED but motion activated. The instruction manual says do not install on dimmer circuit. Basically I want ...
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Want to install Lutron Occupancy Sensor, but confused on current switch wiring

This is the original wiring, once I saw it I decided to not touch it. I don't know enough about this to make guesses. I know the bare/green from new switch would wirenut tie to the existing bare, but ...
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Replacing older Leviton dimmer with new Lutron different wiring

I'm trying to replace some older (late-1980s?) Leviton incandescent-only dimmers with new Lutron LED-compatible ones. There are three of them in a 4-gang box (the 4th switch seen in the pics is on a ...
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Eaton 3 way dimmer switch [duplicate]

Replacing an old 3 way switch with a new dimmer 3 way switch. The old switch had 2 traveler wires connected to it (black and red), the ground wire, and the 'hot' wire. I also noticed 2 neutral wires (...
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What are my dimmer options in this switch configuration?

I have a setup in my basement where there is a 4-way switch setup, but none of it is run using 3-wire. I've seen the term "California 3-way", so that might apply. There are 3 switches ...
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Installing a dimmer switch

I'm replacing a regular light switch with a new dimmer switch. When I pulled out the switch, there was a red and black wire that were slotted into the top of the switch, and then a thicker black wire ...
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What kind of dimmer switch do I have?

Moved into a new place recently and I don't know what kind of dimmer I have. The dimmer switch: (the whole thing is on/off and then there's an up button and down button; the blue led presumably ...
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What kind of dimmer switch and ceiling fan are needed to correctly wire and control a ceiling fan?

I’ve read a lot about how people incorrectly install ceiling fans and control them by dimmers. As a result I want to do it right, but nowhere can I find concrete directions on what I need to do. What ...
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Dimmer stopped working

I had left the dimmer switch for my bedroom light off for a couple days but today I decided to turn it on. The light came up but dimming it caused it to go out. The dimmer then stopped working period (...
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Newly installed dimmer switch doesn't power off

My bathroom has a double switch plate: one for a fan and one for the light. I've replaced the light switch with a dimmer (Lutron Maestro Model# MACL-153M.) And I've also replaced the incandesent ...
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Four way switch wiring

I'm replacing the dimmer for my chandelier with a switch. It's a split-foyer home so I have a switch at the bottom of the stairs, the foyer, and the top of the stairs. I know it's a four way switch ...
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Connect Single 3-way Light in 3-gang Box (Lutron Caseta)

I have a 3-gang box with the following 4 cables that I need to wire up 2 indoor lights and remove 1 outdoor light from the circuit. (I plan to connect the outdoor light up to a different breaker ...

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