Question about Leviton Acenti Natural 1000W Incandescent/Magnetic Low-Voltage DImmer -

2 Answers

Dimmer Usage questions

Can dimmers save electricity and increase lamp life?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    dimmers supplied by wicks

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    standard 400w dimmer controlling 6 60w candle lamps, when lamp gives up it causes short circuit and blows dimmer i am now on my 3rd dimmer can you help

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    standard 400w dimmer controlling 6 60w candle lamps, when lamp gives up it causes short circuit and blows dimmer i am now on my 3rd dimmer can you help



2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,712 Answers

Yes. The use of dimmers can reduce the use of electricity and, thereby, save money and help conserve the environment. Dimmer use can also increase the life of the lamps (light bulbs) being controlled.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Dimmers can and will save on your bill seeing the lamp(s) are using less voltage. By diming your dimmer 10% your lamps lifes span goes up by 70%

Posted on May 05, 2012


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

All power windows and moon roof stopped working on my 08 XL7 Luxury. When any window switch is pressed, all of the switch illumination lights go dim, then gradually get brighter. Took to shop, and they...

. The illumination is controlled by the BCM - body control module .
Interior Lamps Dimming
This group includes lamps which may dim. This group may use a combination of vacuum fluorescent (VF) illumination and incandescent lamps.
• HVAC control module, head assembly
• Rear HVAC control module, head assembly
• Radio
• Rear seat Audio
• The instrument panel cluster (IPC)
• The PRNDL lamp, with the exception of the current gear select position
• Power window switches
• Various switches
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the VF display, radio, turns ON at maximum brightness. When the park lamps are ON, all incandescent back lighting turn ON at the dimming level indicated by the instrument panel (I/P) dimmer switch. At the same time all VF displays dim to match the indicated dimming level. When the headlamp switch is placed in the PARK position, the park lamp supply voltage circuit provides an input to the body control module (BCM). The BCM then supplies voltage to the I/P dimmer switch through the I/P dimming lamps control circuit. The setting of the I/P dimmer switch determines the amount of voltage that the I/P dimmer switch supplies to the BCM through the I/P dimming lamps low reference circuit. The BCM then sends a pulse width modulation (PWM) voltage to all the interior lamps. All the VF and incandescent back lighting lamps are provided a specific voltage and are then grounded. When the headlight switch is turned to the park lamp or headlamp position, all incandescent back lighting turn ON at the dimming level indicated by the I/P dimmer switch. When the I/P dimmer switch is moved from MIN to MAX, all VF displays, as well as all incandescent back lighting respond from minimum intensity to maximum brightness in response to the I/P dimmer switch.

Do you know what DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes are ? Codes set in the BCM
DTC B2610 00: Passenger Compartment Dimming 1 Circuit
DTC B2615 00: Passenger Compartment Dimming 2 Circuit
DTC B2652 00: Passenger Compartment Dimming 3
Circuit/System Description
The instrument panel (I/P) lamp dimmer switch is used to increase and decrease the brightness of the interior backlighting components. The I/P dimmer switch provides a voltage signal that will increase as the brightness of the lights are increased and decrease as the brightness of the lights are decreased. The body control module (BCM) provides a low reference signal and a B+ voltage reference to the I/P dimmer switch. When the I/P dimmer switch is placed in the desired position, the dimmed voltage setting is applied from the I/P dimmer switch through the I/P dimmer switch signal circuit to the BCM. The BCM interprets the signal and applies the dimmed voltage to the I/P lamps supply voltage circuit and the interior backlighting components dim to the requested level. Ground for the I/P dimmer switch is provided at G201.

sunroof fuse 1 20amp / power windows - circuit breaker 25 amp
both of these are located in the instrument panel fuse box .

Mar 10, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Only puts out 9 volts

electrical - When I turn down the dimmer switch on my lights ...
Jan 26, 2012 - My wife and I have several lights on dimmer switches throughout our ... 8,210951107 ... As Power = Voltage² / Resistance, and Voltage is always 230V (or.... As you see, not only will you save electricity but your lamps will last longer. ... down to the lowest setting, the dimmer is putting out 1000W of heat?

electrical - Why am I measuring 16 volts on a wire that ...
Tester101?. 77.7k28154316. asked Jul 7 '13 at 1:20. Philip. 179129 ... @Tester101, it was a standard snap switch, but I put a dimmer on it now. .... I ended up using the red wire with 16V on it, and it controls my incandescent light just fine.

Dec 15, 2015 | Electrical Supplies

2 Answers

My led lights start to strobe when I turn on exterior light that is fed from the same line circuit. Solution?

There are two things coming into play here; the lamps and the dimmer(s).

First; LED and CFL type lamps that are to be used on a dimmer switch - must be identified for that use. Looks for the word dimmable on the packaging or bulb itself. These lamps are generally a little more expensive than their non-dimmable counterparts. If it does not indicate it is dimmable, then it isn't - and should not be installed on a circuit controlled by a dimmer switch.

Second; a dimmer switch that will be used to control LED and CFL bulbs (that are identified for use with a dimmer) must also be identified for use with dimmable LED and CFL bulbs. Again, these dimmer switches will be identified for this use and will cost more than those that work with standard filament type bulbs.

Lutron has dimmers for your circuit called a "C•L™ Dimmer" and supports Incandescent / Halogen, Dimmable Compact Fluorescent (CFL) and Dimmable Light Emitting Diodes (LED) type lamps. have a look here:
Lutron Maestro Dimmer and Switch Models

Also, be wary of the total load (wattage) of the lamps being controlled. If you have multiple dimmers in the same box, derating of the switch's wattage capacity (due to increased heat) will be required.

Dec 03, 2015 | Maestro Electrical Supplies

2 Answers

Dashboard lights will go out randomly. It has done it for short periods before but it did it for 200 miles on hwy in dark.

The sensor is usually located on the top of your dashboard. You might see it if you look into your vehicle through your windshield at your dash.
I have seen( one time ) that a gps was bright enough that it caused the dash lights not to come on because the sensor thought it was light outside.
Or you could have gotten a bad sensor.

Oct 23, 2015 | 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

1 Answer

Led christmas lights too bright

Usually if you plug a lamp dimmer in, you can dim LEDs. The problem is that you may be using a switch-mode power supply which will give feedback and automatically increase the voltage. The manufacturer is probably the only safe way to get information as to whether this can be done.

Dec 12, 2013 | Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

How to do energy saver dimming ?

Most modern dimmers provide normal energy savings. They reduce the total amount of watts consumed on the circuit. Many years ago, dimmers only reduced the watts consumed as light - making up the difference as heat in the dimmer switch. A 100W light turned down to 1/2 wattage at a dimmer switch resulted in 50 watts of light at the bulb, but 50 watts of heat was created in the switch. That was zero energy savings. The newer electronic dimmers will still let 50 watts be used as light, but only a few watts as heat in the switch.

To maximized energy savings, use of new cold cathode technology lights such as CFL (compact fluorescent lamp), LED (Light Emitting Diode), etc. types are suggested. You can use these lamps on a dimmer to furrther reduce the amount of energy used - but only if the lamp indicates that it is dimmable.

If the lamp or fixture does not specifically state it can be used on a dimmer, don't. This includes powering a light through a dimmer that is set to maximum brightness. Use a standard non-dimming switch instead.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Apr 14, 2012 | Electrical Supplies

2 Answers

I just replaced my bulbs on my ceiling fan light fixture with the compact flourescent bulbs 13 watt to replace the regular 60 watt bulbs but they are flickering now. Could there be a problem with wiring...

Your remote control I would assume includes a dimmer for the light. CFL bulbs are not compatible with dimmers. If it has a dimmer, you must use incandescent bulbs.

Feb 14, 2011 | Hampton Bay 52 In. White Redington...

1 Answer

New installation of Luton tg603pg dimmer - lights are considerably less bright at full brightness setting than previous switch. bad switch, or other problem?

No problem, merely a misunderstanding. That's actually the point of that product (the 'g' in the model number was the clue). This is their "eco-dim" line of products, and its specifically designed to not let the lights go over 85% light level. Its a means of using the dimmer to help guarantee energy savings and lamp life extension.

If this bothers you, then I would return it and grab one that doesn't have the "g" in the model number.

Feb 04, 2011 | Lutron ELECTRONICS CO. Q-603PH-WH "QUOTO"...

1 Answer

How does it work?

By decreasing or increasing the RMS voltage and hence the mean power to the lamp it is possible to vary the intensity of the light output. Although variable-voltage devices are used for various purposes, the term dimmer is generally reserved for those intended to control lighting.

Aug 27, 2008 | Leviton 8371419W Lamp Cord Dimmer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Leviton Acenti Natural 1000W Incandescent/Magnetic Low-Voltage DImmer -  Logo

Related Topics:

158 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Leviton Electrical Supplies Experts


Level 3 Expert

3289 Answers


Level 2 Expert

112 Answers


Level 3 Expert

744 Answers

Are you a Leviton Electrical Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides