Should I use a Remote Switch or a Standard Dimmer Switch?
Eric in Florida asks: What is the purpose of using a Lightolier ZPR-3 remote switch? Can it be replaced with a standard residential light switch?
Electrical Question: Can a Lightolier Switch be replaced with a standard residential light switch?
What is the purpose of using a Lightolier ZPR-3 Remote Switch and can it be replaced with a standard residential light switch?
This electrical wiring question came from Eric, a Handyman in Tampa, Florida.
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Using a Lightolier ZPR-3 Remote Switch
Application: Replacing a Dimmer Switch.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Dimmer Switch, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Dimmer Switch should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Tampa, Florida. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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Replacing a Dimmer Switch
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Using a Lightolier ZPR-3 or New Dimmer Switch
Reviewing the Electrical Question:
- Question: What is the purpose of using a lightolier zpr-3 remote switch, and Can it be replaced with a standard residential light switch.
- Eric, the Lightolier ZPR-3 is a multi-location remote switch for use with a Sunrise dimmer or fan control. The switch provides ON/OFF multi-location remote control and uses existing 3-way wiring.
- NOTE: This switch is for use with Sunrise preset slide dimmers and fan controls only, and it cannot be wired directly to the light fixture.
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