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Electrical Question from Angela about 3 Way Switch Diagram
[ad#block]Question: I am hanging a chandelier in a room where no fixture exists. I want to know whether I can wire it so that the power goes first to the light fixture, then to two separate switches on either side of the room. Also, can this be done with a dimmer switch? If so, would both switches need dimmers, or only one?
Thanks for your electrical question Angela. Yes, wiring can be installed where the power source enters at the fixture box as you mentioned. Either one or two standard 3-way dimmer switches may be used to control the chandelier light fixture. Be sure to check compatibility of your wiring configuration with the 3-way dimmers that you purchase. Fully explained wiring instructions and wiring diagrams can be found here in the 3 Way Switch area here in this website.
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