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Installing a Dimmer Switch for Existing Fixtures

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

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

Light Fixture Dimmer Switch

Electrical Question: How do I Replace a Switch with a Dimmer Switch for my Light Fixtures?

Thanks so much! (Please assume I know nothing, because that would be the truth!)

This electrical wiring question came from: Heather, a Homeowner from Colgate, Wisconsin.

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

How to Wire a Dimmer Switch

Application: Wiring a Dimmer Switch.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
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 lighting circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before wiring the new dimmer.

Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections for Light Fixtures

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