By code, the number of conductors allowed in a box are limited depending on box size and wire gauge. Calculate total conductors allowed in a box before adding new wiring, etc. Check local regulations for restrictions and permit requirements before beginning electrical work. The user of this information is responsible for following all applicable regulations and best practices when performing electrical work. If the user is unable to perform electrical work themselves, a qualified electrician should be consulted.
How to Install a Single-Pole Dimmer Light Switch
How to Install a Dimmer Switch - Wiring Single Pole and 3 Way Lights
Installing a dimmer switch for your recessed lighting is one of the simplest ways to dramatically increase the flexibility of your lighting. Some dimmers are universal and will work for both single-pole and three-way circuits, but read the packaging to be sure. Once you have your new dimmer and tools, this project should take minutes or less depending on your level of experience. I recommend watching the video first so that you are familiar with the overall process, and then refer to the steps listed below it as needed. Step 2. Remove the old switch and use your live wire tester to be sure the power is off.
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By code, the number of conductors allowed in a box are limited depending on box size and wire gauge. Calculate total conductors allowed in a box before adding new wiring, etc. Check local regulations for restrictions and permit requirements before beginning electrical work.
A dimmer switch is a light switch that regulates the flow of electricity to a light through use of a dial, slider, or some other control that operates internal circuitry. While older-style dimmers used a mechanical resister dimmed lights by dissipating excess current through heat, modern dimmers are electronic devices that actually interrupt the current many times each second to limit current flow to the lights The switch can turn the light on, shut it off, or set the illumination for any range of brightness in between. For most do-it-yourselfers, it is a fairly simple task to install a single-pole dimmer switch, which controls a light fixture from a single wall switch. There are also three-way dimmers, designed when you want to control lighting from two switch locations. Traditional dimmer switches were designed for standard incandescent light bulbs, and when new LED lightbulbs and light fixtures are installed, these old dimmers sometimes do not provide the same degree of illumination control.