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Articles about Electrical Wiring: Dimmer Switch



Electrical Wall Switch Variations

July 11, 2016 by Dave Rongey

What types of switches are available for a garbage disposal? Wiring switches for a Light and Garbage Disposal.

Installing a Dimmer Switch for Existing Fixtures

September 10, 2015 by Dave Rongey

How do I Replace a Switch with a Dimmer Switch for my Light Fixtures? Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections for Light Fixtures.

How to Wire Dimmer Switches and Light Fixtures

April 12, 2015 by Dave Rongey

How do I wire a dimmer switch for a new light fixture? How to Connect Wires for Dimmer Switches and Light Fixtures.

Help For Your Dimmer Switch Wiring

March 12, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Dimmer Switch: Dimmer Switch Wiring, Dimmer switch wiring diagrams, Wiring a 3-way dimmer switch.

Installing Three Way Dimmer Light Switches

March 12, 2014 by Dave Rongey

How to Install One or Two 3-Way Dimmer Switches: I have 4 kitchen ceiling lights that are currently controlled by two 3-way switches. I’d like to add a dimmer.

3-Way Dimmer Switch Compatibility

April 5, 2013 by Dave Rongey

Understanding 3-Way Dimmer Switch Compatibility – When using two or more dimmer switches they must be compatible with each other. Some brands will require you to have Master and Slave units, such as Lutron.

Is a Hot Light Switch Safe?

October 15, 2012 by Dave Rongey

The Importance of Sizing Dimmer Switches for Light Fixtures: All dimmer switches are rated according to the number of watts that are being controlled. The most common size dimmer switch is 600 watts

3-Way Dimmer Switch for Light Fixtures

October 13, 2012 by Dave Rongey

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.

How to Replace a Dimmer Switch

October 7, 2012 by Dave Rongey

Directions for Installing a New Dimmer Switch – There are some brands of dimmer switches that have Master and Slave dimmers, and this has been a problem for a few people because they were totally unaware of the differences even though they appear to be identical.

Dimmer Switch Controls for Stage Lighting

October 4, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Calculate Lighting Loads for Sizing Dimmer Controls – The actual electrical load that is required for each circuit of lighting will need to be determined in order to establish the type and size of dimmer control that would be best for the stage lighting.

Installing 3-WayDimmer Switches for CFL Fixtures

September 27, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Install 3-Way Dimmer Switches – Yes you can purchase compatible 3-way dimmer switches that will work with your compact fluorescent bulbs.

Adding a Dimmer Switch To a Ceiling Light

September 20, 2012 by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Dimmer Switch For a Ceiling Fixture – 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.

How To Wire a Dimmer Switch

May 25, 2012 by Dave Rongey

Fully Explained Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram with Photos

GU24 Socket Lamps and Dimmer Switches

September 27, 2010 by Dave Rongey

Can I use a standard incandescent dimmer on a fixtures that utilizes GU24 sockets?

Dimmer Switch Sparks From Damaged Metal Plate

September 24, 2010 by Dave Rongey

Our bathroom dimmer switch had sparks. The electrician who repaired it blamed it on force that damaged the metal plate…

Light Fixtures and Dimmer Switch Compatibility

July 11, 2015 by Dave Rongey

I would like to install one 3-way 600 watt dimmer and one 3-way switch. The fixture installation instructions specified that dimmer switches were not to be used with the fixture…

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