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I have replaced Decora dimmers with the Adorne dimmers not the lighting is emmiting a high frequency noise in the mid dimming range. The lighting is 20/35 watt halogen lamps. Why and how can I fix this?


They design dimmers for either incondescent lighting or fan motor controls. Always check which one you purchased. You can't use the motor control dimmer on lighting and vice versa. Even if you purchased the correct dimmer remember that it is for incondescent lighting only (ordinary light bulb). Incondescent lights have a resistance whereas fluorescent has a capacitance and an inductance. Halogen lamps may have a capacitance and an induction too and are creating havoc with the mosfet transistor inside the dimmer. This can also cause the dimmer to fail. Read the instructions on the dimmer to see what type of lighting is allowed.

Oct 25, 2013 | Legrand Adorne Control Box with Paddle...

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Lutron Dimmer: 'IN' does not always equal "ON"


These are probably three-way switches being used as two-way. If so, then the switches will have three terminals, but only use two. Just switch one of your wires to the other terminal. If the light will not light, that was the wrong wire. Don't mess with it without turning off the breaker! Good luck.

Feb 25, 2013 | Lutron LG-600P Lumea Single-pole 600 Watts...

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System malfunction


Are these remote controlled dimmers? Do you have failing batteries in one of the remotes? Or perhaps a new remote control device has been introduced in or near your house that interferes with the dimmer remote signal. I had a similar problem that occurred when my boys played with their remote controlled cars.

Feb 23, 2013 | Leviton Decora Light Dimmer Switch

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I have a dimmer switch installed and it wont work with the celing fan


Your question has two switches and 1 dimmer.
The fan switch works.
The light switch works.
The dimmer does not. What is the dimmer connected to?
Dimmers typically will not control fan speed unless they are rated to do that.
Do you have a 3-way switching where two switches control same light, and you installed the dimmer in place of 3-way switch?

Sep 06, 2012 | Westinghouse Contempra Trio 42" Ceiling...

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I bought a Hunter fan Model 21778 that uses 2 incandescent candelabra lights. Before installing it I called Hunter support to see if it was okay to use a dimmer switch for these lights (I had already...


They're right, you don't want to control the whole thing with a single incandescent dimmer. First of all, the fan-speed and the lights will all be controlled by the same dimmer setting (dim low, low fan-speed - dim high, high fan-speed) - and the dimmer's not rated to control fans anyway which can result in exactly what they said.

There is a Skylark control, the S2-LFSQ- where half the knob controls the light, the other half controls the fan. The only problem you may (and most likely) have is that in order for that to work, between the electrical box for the dimmer and the fan, there needs to be seaparate wire run for the fan, and a separate wire run for the light so that the dimmer can individual control both.

If that's a problem, I recommend the MA-LFQM-, which includes a module that you install in the ceiling with the fan. The wall switch it comes with speaks to that module, and gives you independent control of the fan and light without having to install new wiring. I have one of those myself, I've installed one in one of my friend's houses, and they work pretty well and then you don't have to worry about what wires you've got in your wall.

Jan 19, 2011 | Lutron Skylark Incanhalogen Dimmer 600w ...

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We have the slider lutron dual fan control/light dimmer single pole switch and need to install it to work with our fan/light combo which also operates with a remote. How do you install the combo switch? We...


I don't think you can do what you are trying. The fan & light are on one circuit. Probably, originally, there was only a light fixture there. The fan/light is on a single circuit and the remote does the controlling of both units.
Now, you are trying to install a fan control and light dimmer but you don't have wiring for each separately.
You might be able to use one of the dimmer controls to adjust the output to the fan/light combination, but you can't control them individually, if I understand your wiring.
Gary

Dec 19, 2010 | Slider Lutron: Dual Fan Control / Light...

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My Lutron dimmer/lights suddenly will not turn on. all electricity works throughout the house. The green light that usually is lit on the panel is not on either. any suggestions?


Indicator light is OFF.
Either dimmer stopped working or power to dimmer is off.
Check if electricity is present inside box.
Check nearby electrical plug to see if everything nearby has power.
Swap dimmer with regular switch and see if lights turn ON.
Check dimmer wires: if wires to dimmer are pushed into 'quick connect' holes on back of dimmer, these wires can get loose.
If dimmer is connected by wire nut, sometimes a wire can pull loose.
If no electricity is inside the box, and breaker is ON, then there is a loose wire inside one of the boxes on that circuit and electrician has to track back until loose wire is discovered.

Replacement parts for in-wall devices are not made.
If new dimmer is necessary, consider lighting factors:
Total wattage of lights. New dimmer has watt rating.
Type of lights. Dimmers specify florescent or tungsten (incandescent) or both.
Single-pole and 3-way. If two dimmers control same lights, one is control dimmer, other is companion dimmer.

Nov 15, 2010 | Lutron #MA-LFQHW-WH 300W White SP Light...

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Wiring Question


No, the way the motor speed control works is different from the way a light dims. If you connect it, it might work for a while, but it will either burn up the dimmer or the fan motor.

May 14, 2010 | AMS Lutron S2-LFSQ Skylark Dual...

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I notice the lights controled by the dimmer are not as bright as the ones without dimmer. Both are new installations. I wonder if this is normal-----what can be done to correct it?


Interior lights: the dimmer delivers from 0 to 80% of the total power to the controlled bulb. There is a little switch included. If you try to slide the dimmer over the upper position, you hear a small click. This is the "full" position. This switch controls the int.lights too if your doors closed and you need the lights.
Ext.lights: vehicles equipped with DRL (Canadian Cars) and "AUTO-Headlamp" switch have also a dimmer how is controlled by the daylight. This one delivers 80% power continuously till it's dark enough to switch in full mode.

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How many dimmers types?


Certain dimmers can control standard incandescent lamps that use 120 volts while other dimmers can control low voltage xenon or halogen light sources that use 12 or 24 volts.

Aug 27, 2008 | Lutron Electronic Low-Voltage...

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