3-Way Dimmer Switch for Light Fixtures
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.© By: Dave Rongey
Checking Dimmer Switch Compatibility with Light Bulbs
[ad#block]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.
- Can I put a dimmer switch on those four same lights?
This electrical wiring question came from: John, a Homeowner from Seattle,WA
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.
- From the information that you have provided, the two switches are 3-way switches, and yes, 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.
- Dimmers and light bulb instructions should contain their compatibility statement.
The Following will assist you with Dimmer Switch Wiring
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