I have had the Maestro Dimmer 3 ways installed for about a year. Just yesterday we lost power a couple times and now they don't work. Any ideas?
Your dimmers took a voltage spike when the power came back on after the more recent power loss and it caused the electronics in them, to fail. You'll need to replace them, which you should be able to do yourself with replacements. Just be sure to turn off the circuit breakers that those dimmers are on.
You can buy/use an inexpensive voltage detector to verify that power is off. If you get the same brand/style dimmers, you can just swap them over wire-for-wire and you should have everything working again.
The problem with the newer electronic dimmers is that they are more susceptible to voltage irregularities versus the old rheostat based types. The electronic dimmers have many advantages over rheostat dimmers, in that they acually save energy whereas rheostat dimmers only dimmed the light, but consumed the maximum wattage and used the same energy whether fully bright or at the dimmest setting. Rheostat dimmers also ran extremely hot, as they shed the excessive wattage not going to the light, as heat.
Hope you found this Very Helpful and best regards!
Mar 30, 2009 |
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