Questions tagged [dimmer-switch]

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

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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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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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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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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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How to connect two dimmers to control two sets of lights independently

I have just moved to Germany, and have a room with a double-gang system. The lower is a rotary dimmer which controls the lights in the kitchen, and the upper is a double rocker switch that simply ...
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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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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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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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Lutron Fan & Light dimmer switch wiring

I have a hunter Fan/Light I am installing. I purchased the pictured Lutron switch to control the fan/light. My power source comes into the switch box and is wired as follows: Power source (Black) ...
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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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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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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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Why is my kitchen LED lighting flickering

My kitchen light is blinking, is there a way to find out what is causing it and how do I fix it? Could the problem be with the dimmer? See below images of LED array, LED driver and dimmer switch, and ...
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3-Way dimmer switch, dimming both locations?

So I have two 3-Way dimmer switches. I am able to switching the lights on or off from each location, but I can only dim from one of the switches. Did I do something wrong, or is it only possible to ...
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Lights flickering, strange wiring setup

I have a Lutron DV-600P dimmer (single pole, controlling a chandelier with 4x 40W incandescent light bulbs). They flicker constantly. The bulbs and dimmer are not defective (tested replacements). ...
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Installing a dimmer to control multiple lights

I recently asked a question about installing a dimmer and got a great reply. Now I want to install another dimmer, but this one might be tricky. In our hallway there are three lights that are all ...
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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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Why are my dimmer switches malfunctioning?

I have two dimmer switches that have started malfunctioning. They are in the same box with two other standard switches. Each controls a set of three small flood lights. There is no other way to ...
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Smart dimmer: neutral, ground and copper wire capped together

I called an electrician today to help me install some smart dimmers in my home. For one of the dimmers, he tied up the neutral and ground wires from the dimmer to the copper ground wire in the wall. ...
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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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Need help replacing a dimmer switch

I’m trying to replace a dimmer switch with a regular switch. The dimmer controlled a light which was replaced with a ceiling fan. I have another dimmer switch in the same panel which I want to retain. ...
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want to replace my old 3 way light switch

I bought slide dimmer FEIT and want to replace my old stairs basement light switch, however I am not getting how the current wiring is done I am attaching the current diagram ( I am bad in diagrams ) ...
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Is this dimmer compatible with four 15W LEDs lights?

I want to install a dimmer and I don't know much about the technology involved. From what I gathered, with LEDs they must be compatible. I did not find any such information from company, but got its ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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two dimmer switches in one box operating two ceiling fans and lights…how to wire

In my current box I have two single pole switches. one turns on the lights for two ceiling fans. the other switch turns on the fans for both ceiling fans. I want to put dimmers on both fans and ...
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Flickering started: All 4 LED bulbs on dimmer switch flicker in unison

All 4 LED Recessed lights on dimmer switch #1 just started flickering in sync (sometimes) starting 2 days ago. 4 years with no problem 4 other LED's on a DIFFERENT dimmer switch #2 (but same circuit) ...
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Installing Levitron Digital Dimmer with Matching Remote

I have a Levitron Digital Dimmer (DDL06-1LZ) and matching remote (DD00R-DLZ). Dimmer is at bottom of the stairs and the remote at the top. Wire it all according to the diagram and dimmer doesn't ...
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ELV fixture + Maestro ELV dimmer does not dim, it simply switches

I just installed a Maestro ELV dimmer connected to a LED ELV-compatible fixture (WAC lighting). The fixture does not dim however, it is 100% on at all dimmer settings and shuts off when the dimmer ...
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How do I diagnose light dimmers that have become erratic after installation?

I used to have light dimmers in my house that worked just fine; but after an electrical panel upgrade they became erratic and/or noisy. All the dimmers are powering LEDs which claim to be dimmable ...
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3way wiring with timer AND a dimmer

I'm using an intermatic ST01 to feed the dimmer, since I don't have a neutral in the far box, and I'm told not to feed dimmed input to a timer. From there is where I'm having a problem, using a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fan light won't turn on

I have a fan with a light. It's controlled by a single pole dimmer. Recently the light stopped working. The bulb is fine (works in a lamp), and the pull chain is fine (just replaced it recently). What'...
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Resistor/Synthetic Load for Caseta Lamp Dimmer

I have a Lutron Caseta Plug-In Lamp Dimmer with a cheap LED light strip plugged into it. It strobes every 10 seconds or so when the dimmer is off. I believe this is due to the "minimum load" problem. ...