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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.


Wiring a Dimmer Switch For a Ceiling Fixture

Electrical Question: I replaced a ceiling fan and light with a ceiling light fixture. Now, I’d like to install a dimmer switch for the ceiling light.

Thanks.

Background: Gary, a Homeowner from Cypress, Texas
Additional Comments: First time user.

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

How to Wire a Dimmer Switch For a Ceiling Fixture

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Materials: Dimmer Switch 600 Watt 120 volt, wire connectors.
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 for the dimmer.

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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.

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