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

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Options for a 0-10V dimmer on a 3-way, in a basement

I'm putting utility lights in a basement (3-way SW). After running all the wire and switches I picked up the only lights that my electrical supply house carried, RAB LED utility lights. Not cheap, ...
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Two black wires connected into a single black wire in light switch box

I pulled out a one-way dimmer light switch in a bedroom in order to replace with another dimmer switch. Within the switch box, there were two black wires connected together, with another single black ...
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Dimming led ceiling fan with remote and dual switch wiring

I currently have a similar setup for my Stile Anderson 22 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan with Remote Control. Black wire controls the fan, while the blue controls the light kit on ...
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How can I dim LED recessed lights that are on the same switch as two ceiling fans without slowing the fans down?

I have 6 LED Dimmable recessed lights on the same switch as two ceiling fans. There are currently two three way switches that control everything. I want to be able to dim the LED lights without ...
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The existing switch box is too narrow for my switch

I am replacing a dimmer with an LED compatible dimmer. I have two problems. 1) I can't find an LED dimmer narrow enough. The Lutron dimmer that I bought is 1 3/4" wide. The box is a little less than ...
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How to wire ceiling fan/light to two switches

I have a black/white/copper cable coming from my box along with a single white cable. I have installed my fan with the receiver for the remote and it is working as long as the previously existing wall ...
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4 wire switch with 3 wires in wall

Please help. I am not sure what my electrician did when wiring my new office. Here is a picture of my problem. So, I have 4 of these switches. Each switch has 4 wires coming out of the back. Neutral,...
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TWO ORIGINAL SWITCHES - ONE three-way and one single cant figure out wiring for SAFE UPGRADE

(I'll attach photos and a diagram) I read through other posts on switch upgrades and learned a lot - thank you! My switch upgrade seems similar, but slightly unique and I can't figure out correct ...
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Dimmer causing light flickers

I have two of the fixtures in the photograph mounted above a double vanity. I installed a dimmer switch since the six bulbs are way too bright no matter what time of day. Dimmer switch dims fine but ...
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Single 14/3 wire for 2 independent switches

I have 2 switches in the same box and each switch controls a single light independently. I want to replace each switch with a dimmer. Each dimmer will control 4 LEDs. However, the only available wire ...
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Led, light replacement to ABB 1062UC-84 dimmer switch?

I am trying to find a part to the switch ABB 1062UC-84. Unfortunately, ABB does not seem to have stocks for them. What is the preferred way to replace burnout switch with dimmer light when they burn ...
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How to reduce brightness of LED spotlight permanently without dimmer?

Some of my LED GU10s (dimmable) produce too much of light and I'd like to reduce it. I'd like to use on/off switch on those GU10s with permanently reduced light. How it could be done and what kind of ...
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How do I correctly wire a new light/switch from an outlet?

I’m installing an LED strip and would like to run a switch from the existing outlet. I’ve made a diagram that I believe is correct. Anything I’m missing?
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Miswired 3-Way Dimmer - Contractor used 14/2 in Traveler. How bad is it?

We just had our kitchen remodeled and the contractor moved one dimmer switch in a 3-way circuit. Today, when I went to take a look at the moved outlet, I saw a few things that set off some alarms: ...
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One of the double dimmer is still on

I have changed dimmer switch in our lounge, it’s double switch, one of them is working normally, but the other one is still on and can’t switch it off or lower the light. There is more light on this ...
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How to wire a 3-way switch with 4 wires?

Switch location 1. Switch location 2 Switch trying to wire
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Installing sensor dimmer to replace bathroom light switch beside fan switch

I'm trying to install a Lutron Maestro sensor dimmer to replace an existing bathroom light switch (on the left in picture) that is beside a fan switch (on the right in picture), however I can't seem ...
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Do only certain WiFi dimmer switches with with older wiring

Hi I have a WiFi dimmer switch that I want to replace an existing dimmer switch. Based on the picture the existing wiring doesn’t have a neutral, only line and load. But the WiFi dimmer has line load ...
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Wiring Help Lutron Diva Dimmer and Claro 3-Way with Claro First in Line

I am having trouble figuring this out. Attached is a diagram, best I could do given the tools I have. Please remember I am not an electrician so explain like I am 5 please. In a nutshell, the 14/2 ...
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New dimmer switch is not operating new led panels

I bought 4 new led panel lights for my drop ceiling and installed Saturday. I also purchased a 0-10 voltage dimmer switch. Yes the lights are dimmable and the switch is for low voltage. I can turn the ...
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Wiring a 3-way dimmer/fan control switch with two 14-3 cables in the switch box

I have a 3 way dimmer/fan control switch that I need to install in a box with two existing 14-3 wires. I want the other 3 way switch to control the light only. In the box, I have a 14-3 (on the left ...
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EMI / RFI filters for reducing dimmer-switch noise (what is available, where to install)

I don't have many light-dimmers in my house right now, but I'm doing some renovation, adding recessed lights in some areas that I have temporary open access to the floor joist areas and circuit runs, ...
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Can my LED fan light that's hardwired to a dimmer switch also be controlled, ON/OFF, by the remote it came with?

I have two switches set up for our LED remote fan. 1st switch: to power on the unit, which still allows me to change the speed settings on the remote. 2nd dimmer switch: to power the lights, but, ...
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New dimmer switch and lights misbehaving - 2 cycles through one knob turn

I've recently installed a dimmer light switch in place of a standard light switch and have run into an odd output. Through one rotation of the dimmer knob, the lights go through the dimming cycle ...
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Voltage based switch. Ceiling fan on dimmable lights

Excuse my ignorance in the subject, below i will try to explain what i have and what i am trying to achieve. In my living room I have about 15 led dimmable recessed lights on a dimmable switch. From ...
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One circuit of lights comes on dim when another is switched on

We have three separate circuits of LED lights in close proximity to each other- one in master bath, one in master bedroom, and one in master closet. All are on dimmers. When any one of these three ...
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3-Way Switch with Dimmer - Humming?

We recently upgraded our dining room light fixture, which now has 8 light bulb sockets. In turn, the wife wanted to add a dimmer to the circuit to control the lighting. The light is control by a 3-way ...
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LEDs on Dimmer switch turn off from another switch

I’ve just installed LED down lights in bathroom and hallway. The light in the bathroom is a single LED and turns on/off correctly. There are 4 LED lights in the hall connected to a Trailing Edge ...
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Why do LED Lights Flicker on Low Dimmer Setting

I just wired up the following schematic and both sets of LED recessed lights will flicker when dimmed below full power. It doesn't matter what the other dimmer is set to (full power, low power, off). ...
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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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