Edit article how to install a new dimmer a dimmer light switch provides the opportunity to control the brightness of a room's lighting installing a dimmer gives more control of your home's lighting, allowing you to change the mood of a room as you see fit. I'm replacing (yet again) my bathroom dimmer switch the old switch had 3 wires: 2 black and one green the two black wires were attached to the wires coming out of the wall and the green wire was attached to nothing.
Assuming you have a ground wire in your switch box it's time to connect it if there is insulation on the dimmer lead for the ground wire, strip away about 5/8 of wire, using a combination tool hold the dimmer ground wire alongside the circuit ground wire and fasten the together with a wire nut twisted over the ends in a clockwise direction. Attach the dimmer switch to the box and reinstall the switch plate once the wires are attached, you can gently fold any excess wire and compress the dimmer into the electrical box move slowly to ensure the wires don’t loosen or break if you have to force the switch into position. Check the fine print to find out if the dimmer can work with the fan, you'll have to inspect the dimmer for this, you'll have to remove the cover plate and possibly pull the switch out of the box (in which case, make sure you shut off the power at the breaker. So you simply use the voltmeter that you have and you check for power in different locations in the box, and here i'm confirming that there is no power next what we want to do is, we want to actually remove the switch from the wall, and i'll do that with my combinations screwdriver.
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Instead of merely turning lights on or off, get a wide range of light by installing a dimmer switchmost dimmers are designed to fit a standard wall box opening, which makes it easy to replace the switch for any incandescent or halogen light with a dimmer.
A basic light switch is a single pole with an on and off label this allows you to turn the light on and off from one spot in the house when you control a light in two separate switches, you actually have a three-way switch.
Ever wonder how to install a dimmer switch on a three lighting circuit well, think no more in this video, i show you how it's done the easy way.
Check the rating of the dimmer switch you purchase most dimmer switches can handle 600 watts of power count the number of light bulbs that the switch controls and add up the maximum wattage bulb allowed for the fixture for example, if the switch controls a light fixture which accommodates up to two 100-watt bulbs (200 watts total) a 600-watt. Connect the ground wire to the three-way dimmer switch first then, connect the red wire to the side of the switch with the solitary screw now, connect the other two wires to the other side, keeping in mind which one goes on top and which one gets connected to the bottom.
However, if you want to connect your hue dimmer switch to your existing hue setup, or to more than one bulb, here’s how to do it to start, open up the philips hue app on your smartphone and tap on the settings gear icon in the top-left corner of the screen. It doesn’t matter if you reverse the two switch wires to a single-pole dimmer but if you’re replacing a three-way switch with a three-way dimmer, label the “common” wire (it’ll be labeled on the old switch) when you remove the old switch so you can connect it to the “common” terminal on the dimmer.