Questions tagged [dimmer-switch]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
5k views

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.
2
votes
1answer
470 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
111 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
875 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
414 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
117 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Replace Dimmer Switch with normal switch

I had a dimmer switch setup in my dining room. The dimmer switch stopped working and I want to replace it with a normal switch (3 screws which are hot, neutral, ground). In the picture below, there ...
2
votes
1answer
353 views

Replacing standard light switch with dimmer

I have a standard light switch (on/off) controlling my living room lights, that I would like to replace with a dimmer switch. Pulling the old light switch off, I can see that it's connected like so. ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

When installing a three way dimmer switch, does it matter which switch is the dimmer?

My grandmother called me the other day to troubleshoot from half way accross the country. She installed a three way dimmer switch in her dinning room at the location most used. It turns the light on ...
1
vote
2answers
234 views

Safe to install a resistor (of sorts) on a wall switch to force a light to dim?

I have a tiny inner courtyard that needs a very dim antique light, but not too bright that it shines into the bedrooms. Finding low-wattage replacement bulbs is a hassle, and I can't imagine ever ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I wire 3 Lutron Caseta dimmer switches in bathroom?

I went to install 3 caseta luton dimmer switches in my bathroom, and found that I don’t understand the existing wiring which has a bank of 4 switches. There are two dimmers and two on/off switches. ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

What are these light switches?

I just bought an older home (1959), and it has some odd light switches. The button is a tap button, and just seems to vary the brightness. The slider seems to turn the lights off and on. The lights ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Using a 15 Amp Switch on 20 Amp Circuit

I know that it is to code to use two 15 Amp Receptacles on a 20 Amp breaker. Is it acceptable to use a 15 Amp switch that controls the bathroom lights, which is on a 20 Amp breaker, along with an ...
1
vote
0answers
413 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
952 views

LED bulbs in chandelier periodically all blink at once [duplicate]

Edit for clarity- The bulbs are not flickering or flashing. They periodically (> 10 minute intervals) turn off and then on in unison. I have a chandelier with 5 bulbs. I recently replaced all 5 60w ...
2
votes
1answer
432 views

Help with wiring new dimmer switches

I recently moved into a new house and am trying to replace a couple of dimmer switches but it's proving more complicated than I'd expected. I have a fairly long living room which is sort of divided ...
1
vote
0answers
123 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
57 views

Can I install lower-rated fixture sockets to meet the rated current threshold for dimmer switches?

Our room currently has 53 18W bulbs, and 18 11W Bulbs (we recently transitioned down from 75W bulbs, to LED equivalents). We are looking to put the room on a dimmer system, but some concerns have ...
0
votes
3answers
536 views

Non dimmable switch where dimmer switch previously was?

I just found that the dimmable switch to my dining room overhead light had stopped working. I currently have 4 dimmable led bulbs in the overhead light. When the light switch (and the overhead light) ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Switch has two red wires

I am trying to replace a wall switch with a dimmable TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch but when I got into the double gang box there were two reds, white and ground connected to the switch and all the ...
5
votes
1answer
260 views

Is it okay for an electrical switch to get warm?

I installed a FEIT Electric dimmer switch on a circuit that controls 2 overhead lights. I noticed that, even when not using the dimmer, the toggle portion of the switch is warm to the touch. Is this ...
1
vote
2answers
342 views

Help with Wire Nut sizes [closed]

I need two sizes of wire nuts but I can't find anything that specify the work/wire load that I need. Plus I wanna swap out my backstab/push in connectors with Wire nuts cause people saying it's not ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

Lamp and dimmer installation

I'm currently installing a HALO LED SLD405930WHR (EATON) i bought the Lutron CL dimmer SCL153PRWH which is compatible according to EATON website. The HALO LED has 2 cables white and black, the jbox ...
0
votes
1answer
192 views

What would cause all my dimmers to dim less?

I have 4 different rooms with dimmers. Something changed that makes them not dim enough. If it were one room I'd guess a switch problem. If they were all LED's I might think it was the switch or the ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Two lights on a 3-Way Circuit with Separate Dimmers

The Background: I have one room that's both Kitchen and Dining. There are two lights, one for the dining room table, and the other is for the stove / sink area. What I'd like to do is: Be able to ...
4
votes
5answers
5k views

Incorrect voltage at light sockets

Light bulbs on our kitchen lighting circuit need frequent replacing (lasting only a few months.) All other circuits in the house behave normally. There are three switch legs on this circuit: 6 ...
0
votes
1answer
469 views

Adding Recessed Lighting to room with ceiling fan and a 4 way switch?

I am installing recessed lighting. There is currently a ceiling fan with a light already installed on the ceiling I am installing the lights. 3 switches all control power to the ceiling fan. My goal ...
0
votes
1answer
909 views

Leviton Dimmer Switch Model DW1KD

I am installing a new Leviton Dimmer Switch (model number DW1KD) to replace a normal wall switch. My electrical to the existing switch has only two black wires (I do know which is hot), and a ground ...
2
votes
1answer
210 views

Is my plan for a new bathroom lighting and fan circuit code-compliant?

I am adding a new lighting circuit to my bathroom remodel and wanted to get some feedback on my planned wiring layout. This circuit is in addition to a pre-existing dedicated 20A circuit for the ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Electrical: Wiring a dimmer switch in a circuit with fixture, outlet, another switch powering 2 other fixtures

I have a 3 gang box, and the following is all on one circuit. Power is coming from the breaker box into a grounded outlet receptacle. Outlet receptacle continues along to two switched devices: 1 ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

Replace 3-way switch with one single pole dimmer

I have a single dining room light controlled by two 3-way switches (Switch 1 and Switch 2). The way things are wired / set up right now is: Switch 1 is really the only switch we ever use to turn the ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Timer with a Dimmer Switch

I have exterior lights on a timer switch. The lights are too bright. Can I add a dimmer switch to adjust the brightness? And change the timer switch to a three-way switch. Will that work?
0
votes
1answer
390 views

How do I diagnose a defective switch in a 4-way setup?

The split-level entryway in my house has a light that is controlled by three switches. Let's call them A, B, and C. A is a 3-way, B is a 4-way, and C is a 3-way turn-knob dimmer. As long as switch A ...