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Have a Lutron Skylark SF-10P need to wire to existing 3 wires

My customer want to have a dimmer install to control flourescent lights.
He has 2 fixtures with 4-35 watt skinny tubes in each.

I went to a electrical supply house, told them what I had and what I was trying to do. They sold me Lutron Skylark SF-10P.

This is the problem, at the switch plate there are 3 wires, one black, one red and the ground (green). The SF-10P has 5 wires, one black, one red, one yellow, one green and one white.

Would you tell me how to wire this thing?

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You have to have a special ballast on the light to dim fluorescent light fixtures. You also have to have a special dimmer.

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See manual

To use this product, your fan and light must already be controlled by 2 separate switches.

If you have just one switch that turns on the light & fan together, the S2-LFSQ will not work (without additional wiring).

Okay, you have two switches. One switch turns fan on-and-off. The other switch turns light on-and-off.

Here is wiring diagram from manual: See diagram larger

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Here's how to wire:
-Before disconnecting wires from existing switches, mark each wire with tape and pen.
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-the switch that controls light > mark this the 'light wire' and it will connect to Lutron Red wire
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