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Articles about dimmer switch


How to Replace a Dimmer Switch With a Single Switch

by Dave Rongey

Richard in Rhode Island asks: I want to replace a dimmer switch with a single throw switch. The dimmer switch has a black and white wire and a ground wire.


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Ceiling Fan Works but Not the Light

by Dave Rongey

Henry in Tennessee asks: I recently installed a ceiling fan with a light. Both the fan and the light are dimmable. When I follow the instructions the fan will come on but the light will not.


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Should I use a Remote Switch or a Standard Dimmer Switch?

by Dave Rongey

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?


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How Can I Light Up a Dark Hallway at Night for my Child?

by Dave Rongey

Ashley in Kansas asks: I have a 6 year old who is terrified to walk down the dark hallway at night to get to the bathroom. I wanted to switch out the 3-way switch for a 3-way dimmer switch so I can leave the light on but dimmed so the whole hallway is illuminated.


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Electrical Wall Switch Variations

by Dave Rongey

What types of switches are available for a garbage disposal? Wiring switches for a Light and Garbage Disposal.


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Troubleshooting Light Switch Wiring

by Dave Rongey

I just changed a light switch and lost power to my outlets, what did I do wrong? How to Check Light Switch Wiring Connections, Common Light Switch Wiring Problem and Solution.


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Installing a Dimmer Switch for a Track Light

by Dave Rongey

Do I need an expensive electronic low voltage dimmer for my track lighting? Considerations When Installing a Dimmer Switch for a Track Light Fixture. Resources for how to wire a dimmer switch.


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Installing a Dimmer Switch for Existing Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

How do I Replace a Switch with a Dimmer Switch for my Light Fixtures? Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections for Light Fixtures.


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How to Wire Dimmer Switches and Light Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

How do I wire a dimmer switch for a new light fixture? How to Connect Wires for Dimmer Switches and Light Fixtures.


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Wiring 3 Way Switches and Dimmer Switches

by Dave Rongey

How are 3-way switches wired? The Key to Wiring 3 Way Switch and 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring, Wiring Configurations for 3 way Switch Wiring.


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Dimmer Switch Wiring and 3-Way Switches

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire Dimmer Switches and 3Way Switches: Electrical Tips about Wiring 3Way Dimmers and Switches.


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How To Connect Dimmer Switch Wiring for Replacement Fixtures

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Dimmer Switch Wiring for Light Fixtures: Basic Wiring for Light Switches and Dimmers, Identify Switch Box Wires.


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Wiring a Dimmer Switch for New Lights

by Dave Rongey

How can I wire a dimmer switch for light fixtures? How to make the Electrical Connections when Wiring a Dimmer Switch.


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Help For Your Dimmer Switch Wiring

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Dimmer Switch: Dimmer Switch Wiring, Dimmer switch wiring diagrams, Wiring a 3-way dimmer switch.


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Replacing an Old Switch with a Dimmer Switch

by Dave Rongey

How to Connect Circuit Wiring for a Light Switch or Dimmer Switch: Identifying Old Electrical Wires, Wiring the Dimmer Switch, 3 Way Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram.


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Replacing a Dimmer With A Light Switch

by Dave Rongey

How To Replace a Dimmer Switch with a Light Switch: Wiring a Light Switch to Replace a Dimmer Switch.


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