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Remove Dimmer Backlight? We don't like that the Lutron Diva dimmers come with a "locator light" which means the dimmer is backlit when it is off. Can we just simply remove the small neon bulb in the dimmer? It seems like we could, but I called Lutron and they said that it would violate the warranty. If we are willing to forego the warranty, can we remove the backlight bulb without affecting the performance of the dimmer? Thanks for your advice on this.

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What your suggesting would work but it's highly probable that you would ruin the switch in the process. I retired (electrician) several years ago and I'm not 100% familiar with this particular model but I would be willing to bet there is a neutral wire running to the switch in order for that light to work. This neutral shouldn't be needed for the rest of the switch to work. If Lutron is still using the same color coding on their wires, black should be power in, red should be the switched power and if there is a white it's strickly to allow running the special features of the device. Be sure to turn the power off before trying this, as much for your safety and to keep from damaging the electronic built into many Lutron devices.

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