Question: How do you hook up a dimmer switch?

Can you install a dimmer switch on any light?

Most light fixtures will work with standard dimmer switches, including those with halogen and incandescent lamps. If you install line-voltage track and rail lights with incandescent bulbs, you can use dimmer switches to control their brightness. Just be sure to use a line-voltage dimmer as well.

How do you wire a 3 way dimmer switch?

2:474:26How to Install a Dimmer Switch in a 3-way Application | Leviton - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipBegin by inserting the bare copper ground wire under the green terminal screw on the dimmer. AndMoreBegin by inserting the bare copper ground wire under the green terminal screw on the dimmer. And tighten the screw. Firmly. Next take the common wire the one marked with a piece of electrical tape.

Can I put a dimmer on a light with 2 switches?

With a three-way dimmer, you can control a light with two switches. If only one switch controls the light, purchase a single-pole dimmer. If two switches control a single light or a group of lights, you will need a three-way dimmer.

Can you install a dimmer on a 3-way switch?

With a three-way dimmer, you can control a light with two switches. You will need a three-way dimmer and a three-way switch. This lets you dim from one location and turn the lights on and off from another. If only one switch controls the light, purchase a single-pole dimmer.

Do both switches need to be dimmers?

When using a 3-way dimmer switch, you should only have one dimmer on the circuit. The other switches (you can have more than one) must be on-off switches only. The other light switches turn the lights off and on to the level set by the dimmer. For this reason, you dont want to dim the lights to off.

Can you install a dimmer on a 4 way switch?

Correct, no 4 way dimmers. The 3 way must be at either end of the switch legs, whatever it takes. If the dimmer is desired in a location where only a 4 way switch makes sense, the only solution is to extend the power and double back the switch legs so that it becomes the end.

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