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Light Fixture and Ceiling Fan Switch Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I am attempting to install a light fixture and 2 ceiling fans in my living room where there was one fan with a light kit and this was electrically controlled by a switch to power the fan and a dimmer switch to control the light kit…

Light Fixture and Ceiling Fan Switch Wiring
Background: Todd, a Handyman from Decatur, Alabama

Question: I am attempting to install a light fixture and 2 ceiling fans in my living room where there was one fan with a light kit and this was electrically controlled by a switch to power the fan and a dimmer switch to control the light kit. I have installed the 2 fans, they do not have light kits and they work fine. I am trying to connect the chandelier now and have tried several wiring combination to no avail. The dimmer has 4 wires, black, red, yellow, and green w/yellow. At the ceiling box there are 4 wires also, black, white,red and ground. How should this be connected so the chandelier is controlled by this dimmer?
Thank you.
TJ

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Todd. I have provided the following links that lead to fully detailed information on this website that will assist you with your electrical question:
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