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Is there a special dimmer switch for fluorescent

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The dimmer you purchase needs to be compatable with the ballasts of the C.F. light. A compact flourescent potlight has a ballast, if your replacing incandescent bulbs with compact flourecent lamps
you still need a flourescent dimmer. Remember a ballast is like a transformer! If you compact flourecent fixture has a ballast by Lutron. then you need a lutron dimmer as there ballasts are not officially compatable with other dimmers, allthough I've seen them work. My advise is buy Pass & Seymour (Legrand) or Leviton.

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I am trying to install Cooper Wiring Device to a fluorescent light. There are three wires, not two as indicated in the instructions. Also, there are two copper wires and a green one; no black .


I am a bit confused however I know a fluorescent light needs a special dimmer and ballast. It sounds llike you do not have the correct parts.

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WHEN DIMMING IN MINIMUM POSITION THE LIGHTS START BLINKING


Which dimmer do you have. So I can look up the manual.
Are you using a fan dimmer, or light dimmer?
Does the dimmer feel warm to touch? or hot?
What does the dimmer control? Incandescent? Fluorescent?
How many total watts are being dimmed?
Is this a new dimmer or old dimmer that started having a problem?
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Ok - a couple of things, first - when a dimmer is set to minimum; zero to a barely perceptible level of light output is expected. Second, fluorescent lamps have a much shorter range of dimming that the standard incandescent lamps have. It is not unusual for a fluorescent lamp to remain off until the dimmer is at or above the half way point in the dimmer's range. Third, you can not dim a fluorescent lamp or fixture unless the lamp or fixture is specifically labeled as being "dimmable". Use of a dimmer to control brightness of fluorescent lamps and fixtures that do not clearly indicate they are designed for dimming or to control the speed of motors like those in "paddle fan & light fixtures" creates a dangerous fire hazard condition. Most CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) that readily replace the screw-in incandescent type lamps and are clearly labeled as dimmable, can be used with a standard dimmer. The traditional (non-CFL) fluorescent fixtures that have a internally mounted and hard wired internal ballast need a special dimmable ballast to operate.

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Can i use a Leviton slide dimmer no. 6631 with a holegen fixture


Incandescent and halogen appear the same to these switches. Basically, if the fixtures has a ballast or the lamp uses gas for illumination (as opposed to filament) it will require a special dimmer made expressly for that use or no dimmer is permitted. Such lamps would be fluorescent, compact fluorescent (aka CFL), high pressure sodium, mercury vapor, etc.

There are also some DIMABLE CFLs on the market. These can be used with ordinary dimmers and require no special wiring. Simply remove the old incandescent and replace with a dimaable CFL. Be sure to read the package for any limitations. Keep in mind, the CFL package must state it is dimable, as not all are. Dimable CFLs cost more than the non-dimable types.

Even though it was not asked, never use a dimmer to control the speed of a fan. That applies whether it is a paddle fan or a table fan plugged into an outlet that is controlled by a dimmer switch. There are variable speed motor controls made for this purpose.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Dec 25, 2011 | Leviton Electrical Supplies

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Installed a dimmer switch to a light. Put power back on and the light came on. Wouldn't dim however and when I turned it off it would not come back on. fuse is OK


Is the dimmer rating higher than the load? Are you trying to dim fluorescent lamps? A flourescent requires special dimmer switch.

If you over loaded or mis-wired a transistor or wire wound dimmer, you may have damaged it.

Is this a three way light circuit?

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3 way switch and dimmer. Switch and dimmer both turn light on and off. However dimmer does not dim the light. Dmmer had performed properly until replaced light (did not change dimmer or swith wiring only...


Please describe the old light fixture and the new light fixture. If the new light fixture is fluorescent, then using a dimmer with it won't work and is a fire hazard - unless you have a specially designed ballast which is designed to be used with a standard dimmer. If that is what you have, then the ballast in your new fixture is bad.

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I need a fluorescent dimmer switch that turns lights on & off and dims the string of lights also.


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Lots to choose from, depending where you are located:

http://www.google.co.uk/products?hl=en&source=hp&q=fluorescent+dimmer+switch&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=4-ppS7GaNIz40wT5kvhi&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBoQrQQwAA

Generally a Google for a good brand (MK are normally OK) should give you plenty of results.

Hope this helps, if so please leave feedback - if not please let me know and I'll try and help some more!

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We installed the new fourescent bulbs in our can lighting...some work great..other flicker for no apparent reason...does it have to do with the settings?


You can not dim compact fluorescent lamps. The ballast for the fluorescent is built into the bottom of the lamp. IF the manufacture says that it is dimmable, then you would need a special interface (Lutorn FDBI) to make it work properly. It may work for a short while with out it, but will burn out the ballast or dimmer.

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


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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