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3-Way Dimmer Switch for Light Fixtures


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Install a the Right Kind of Dimmer Switch – A standard dimmer switch can be installed at one switch location if the lamps in the light fixtures are compatible with the dimmer switch that you purchase, such as incandescent lamps.

Checking Dimmer Switch Compatibility with Light Bulbs

Electrical Question: I have a switch that turns on four lights on one wall and another switch that turns on the same four lights on another wall.

This electrical wiring question came from: John, a Homeowner from Seattle,WA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question John.

How to Install a the Right Kind of Dimmer Switch

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional fixture wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

The Following will assist you with Dimmer Switch Wiring

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3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram
Fully explained 3 way dimmer switch wiring diagram will take the mystery out of wiring a 3-way dimmer switch.




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