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How do i replace a standard light switch with a dimmer?

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Remove the two screws holding the cover on. Then the two screws holding the switch into the box. Then there are three wires black and white copper, un insulated. Unscrew the screws that are holding the wire on and replace them in the same place on the new one. If the wires are plugged into the back instead of screws. You will have to cut it and strip it. Or you can stick a tooth pick into a small release hole right beside of the wire. Then pull the wire out.

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Hi Gene,

When two 3-way switches are used to control a light - and you wish to install a dimmer, you replace only ONE of the switches. If you replace both switches with dimmers, and one dimmer is set to 50%, the light will only be able to get to 50% bright; regardless even if the other switch is set to 100%. The light can only get as bright as the current lowest dimmer position of either switch.

Most modern dimmers are solid state, and should be able to get full power to the lamps. Older dimmers aren't very efficient and work a little differently - but should still do a good job as far as brightness of the lamp. You can run into trouble trying to dim CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) if they are not labeled specifically for use with a dimmer. Even those that are labeled for use with a dimmer have a noticeably short range of dimming when compared to standard tungsten lamps, and tend to have an audible buzzing sound.

If this doesn't answer your question, please provide the wattage, type and number of lamps in the fixture. Your dimmer is rated for up to 600 watts, but may be less if it is in a switchbox with other dimmers or you have broken off portions of the heat shield as directed by the instructions.

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I changed the light bulbs in the fixture it controls, now it does not work. What is wrong?


This switch is designed to dim incandescent lamps. It has nothing in its description about being used with CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) types. If you are attempting to dim standard CFL types, it will not work.

CFL's are available in both dim-able and standard types. As you may have guessed, only those marked as "dim-able" will work with a dimmer switch. Dim-able CFLs cost slightly more than standard CFLs but may be controlled by any switch. Dimmer switches may only control incandescent and other type lamps that specifically state they are compatible with dimmer switches.

If you are attempting to dim incandescent lamps, make sure that you are not trying to dim lamps with a total wattage greater than the dimmer can handle. Most dimmer switches are rated for 600 watts, if you have two dimmer switches under one wall plate, the wattage rating drops to about 500 watts. This de-rating is because of the heat the switches create. There are dimmer switches that can dim more than 600 watts, but the price skyrockets for a 1000 watt dimmer, and keeps climbing.

If your wattage is within the limits of the dimmer, check the bulbs. If they are ok, the dimmer may have failed and require replacement.

If you found my reply helpful, please rate it "4 thumbs up". Good luck & thanks!

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http://www.smarthome.com/6601LA/Lutron-MA-R-LA-Maestro-Companion-Dimmer-Switch-Light-Almond/p.aspx

http://www.prolighting.com/lumamaprsmre.html

Hope this helps out, don't forget to rate this answer.

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This is not something that can be easily diagnosed over forums like this, because you've got a lot of possibilities for how this is wired in your home and you didn't provide that much detail. Specifically, why a 3-way device, is there another 3-pole switch in the circuit? Also, did this replace a standard light swtich, and did that light switch also control the receptacles? Another warning, if this is a standard dimmer used for lighting - please don't use on a fan load - standard dimmers don't always account for the possibility of saturating magnetic motor loads or taking out the dimmer if the fan gets locked up - that can legitimately be a safety issue.

All that said, I'll give it a shot...

I suspect that in the box (or in the other 3-way location if there is one) that there are three connections - one that gets power from the breaker, one that delivers power to the fan, and one that delivers power to the receptacles. The power coming from the breaker and going to the receptacles should be tied together and both connected to one screw of the dimmer - the remaining connection for the fan should be connected to another screw of the dimmer. It sounds like what you did was you tied the receptacle wire and the fan wire together. Again, I'm having a hard time describing in more detail than this, mainly because you mentioned the 3-way. So if you need more help, I suggest claifiying:
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- How many sets of wire are coming through the electrical box at each location?

Good luck.

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