Dimmer Switches for Ceiling Fans
Dimmer Switch Options for Ceiling Fans and the Ceiling Fan Light – There are other specific single control switches, you may consider installing a remote module unit which will provide fan speed control and light dimming separately
Dimmer Switch Options for Ceiling Fans
Electrical Question: Is there any way to wire up a ceiling fan to one switch with a dimmer on it?
Additional Comments: Very detailed about wiring.
Background: Brent, a Homeowner from Albert Lea, MN
Thanks for your electrical question Brent.
Dimmer Switch Options for Ceiling Fans and the Ceiling Fan Light
- If this will be one standard dimmer switch controlling both the motor and the light fixture then no, you cannot do this because
- a standard dimmer switch will not be compatible with the fan motor.
- There are other specific single control switches that will work for your ceiling fan control application.
- You may also consider installing:
- a remote module unit which will provide fan speed control and light dimming separately
- See the links below for information about ceiling fan remote modules
How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring
- Step-by-step pictures
- Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide
- Light and fan switch variations
- Remote Control Installation
How to Install Ceiling Fans and Electrical Wiring
Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations.
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