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

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Color adjusting LED ceiling light intermittent issues

I recently installed CE color changing (5 temperature settings) LED all-in-one fixtures in my bedrooms and have been having an odd issue. I wired four fixtures with 12/2 Romex in parallel out of a ...
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Change dimmer switch to regular

I have a dimmer switch, need to change to regular for a ceiling fan. From the picture, I think the black wire is my "neutral," and the green is obviously ground. The red wire to the upper right is ...
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How should I connect a replacement dimmer switch?

I'm just trying to replace a broken dimmer switch, but can't make heads or tails out of the directions. Please see the photo of the partially attached NEW dimmer. Only the ground is connected so far. ...
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Can I replace this dimmer?

I have a knob dimmer that says on the metal plate "For permanently installed incandescent fixtures only" on it. I would like to replace that with a rocker style dimmer that accepts LEDs. The wording ...
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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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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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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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Why doesn't my dimmer switch work after installing LED bulbs in my ceiling light?

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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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LED bulbs and LED dimmer

I've read a lot about "not every LED bulb can be dimmed, always look for a "dimmable" feature". The truth is none of the LED bulb here do have the "dimmable" feature written down in the packaging. I ...
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Installing a dimmer switch to multiple lights

I have read the wiring configuration for a regular switch. Is this the same configuration for a dimmer switch? One switch, several lights. I don't need a three way switch do I?
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Are these 3 switches wired correctly?

I updated the switches in my master bedroom. It used to be 3 switches - one for the ceiling fan's light, one for the ceiling fan blades, and one to control a few outlets (for floor lamps). I added a ...
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Remote Halogen Light Dimmer switch

A 2-in-1 ceiling fan and halogen bulb remote switch has stopped operating the light bulb (either on/off or dimmer) but still operates the fan properly. Any ideas?
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3-way switch AND sgl pole dimmer in one gang [closed]

I have a problem...I only have room for a single gang box. Currently a 3-way switch resides there. We need to add a single pole, dimmer switch to the box. Isn't there a fan switch that would house ...
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wall mounted switch to control a motor

I have a motorised shutter and I need to buy a in-wall switch to automatically stop when the shutter reaches the floor or the ceiling by only one push and not keep holding the switch.
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Replacing single pole light switch with dimmer

I'm trying to replace a single pole light switch with a Leviton 6674 dimmer. This dimmer has four wires including the ground wire and a wire which is tagged and used for three-way applications which I ...
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Wiring a Z-Wave 3-way auxiliary with neutral from other switch? (w/ diagrams!)

I found my question difficult to phrase, so I mocked the wiring diagram up in Photoshop. I have a 3-way switch setup like so: I am going to upgrade this to a Z-Wave enabled pair of 3-way switches ...
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How do I convert from 3-way switches to dimmers?

I'm hoping you can provide me with some guidance on where I'm going wrong with my wiring of my new dimmer switches that I'm using to replace a pair of three-way switches. I've gotten everything wired ...
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Dimmer switches & LED lights: Lights keep turning up to max and won't stay dim

I'm a tenant in an apartment and we're having strange lighting issues. We have a dimmable light switch panel in our lounge with 2 controls, controlling 4 LED spotlights each. The dimmers make a ...
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Is it OK to leave a dimmer switch on low constantly (LED light)

I have a new LED ceiling light in our hall, and installed a compatible dimmer switch (both Leviton). The dimmer has a slider plus a switch, and when the switch is on, but the slider is all the way ...
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How can I wire an Insteon switch in this situation?

I've been installing Insteon switches around the house, and I've run into a bit of an issue. In our bedroom, we have a switch that controls the fan lights and recessed lights as well as single ...
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Which wires go where in this non-standard GET dimmer switch?

I am replacing some touch sensitive dimmers - where the touch doesn't work half the time - with another unit made my GET, I think. The manufacturer has decided on making up their own naming and ...
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Do TRIAC dimmers "wear out"?

I have a 3-bulb fixture on a 3yo dimmer. It seems -- and this is really impossible to prove -- that the buzzing/singing of the dimmed bulbs has gotten worse over time. It doesn't really make sense ...
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What is the best way to solve my unusual lighting and wiring challenge?

I moved into a home where the wiring is fairly modern (from the 1980s) but some unusual choices were made in the wiring. At some point, someone put in a lot of single pole switches that didn't work ...
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How do I handle an extra black wire when replacing dimmer switches?

I am replacing 2 light switches that are in the same box each controlling a separate light, one was a dimmer switch and the other was a regular so now I want to replace both with new dimmer switches. ...
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A single can light in my kitchen goes off after a while and then comes back on a while later

Our kitchen ceiling lights are can lights in series on three-way switches. One 3-way switch is a dimmer switch. When the lights are turned on, after a while a single can light goes out and then comes ...
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The 12.2w dimmable LED bulbs in living room trio wont work after they first turn on, what changes during that first flick?

Installed a set of 75w equivalent (12.2w) dimmable LED bulbs in my living room to replace a trio of 60w equivalent (8.8w) LEDs that were flickering when i dimmed them. The new bulbs seemed to work ...
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Can I replace two switches with a single dimmer?

In my flat I have two switches on the same wall socket that turn on two different lights. I would like to replace the two small switches with dimmers but given that I'm planning to use them together, ...
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3 black wires, 2 white wires for wiring up a new switch?

I'm looking to install a Leviton Decora smart dimmer, 2nd gen to replace a switch in my master bedroom. I unscrewed my current switch from the wall and found the following set up - 3 black wires, 2 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Replaced lights & switches on 3 way switch circuit; not sure if I have wiring problem or product problem or both

Project description: Replaced 2 ceiling light fixtures with 4 recessed LED lights on 3-way circuit. Also replaced (2) 3-way switches, one with dimmer and one standard, and (1) standard 2-way switch ...
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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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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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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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