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How to Wire Dimmer Switches and Light Fixtures


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

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

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Electrical Question: How do I wire a dimmer switch for a new light fixture?

This electrical wiring question came from: George, from Potomac, Maryland.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question George

How to Connect Wires for Dimmer Switches and Light Fixtures

Application: Replacing Dimmer Switch.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
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 dimmer switch wiring.
Materials: Make sure the replacement dimmer switch has the same amperage and voltage rating as the original switch, and is fully compatible with the electrical circuit, the light fixture and the type of light bulbs being used. The dimmer switch must be rated for the amount of watts that will be controlled.

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