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Yes three way switchig allows you to wire two switchs to operate a light from two differnt switchs 2 way switch is on/off one place only.

Lutron Claro... | Answered on Feb 01, 2013


Umm...
We're having some confusion on the terminology here which is why I don't think anyone's responded so far.

Let's start here:
In the United States, there are three types of wiring circuits: single-pole, 3-way, and 4-way
Internationally, those same three types are instead referred to as: single-pole, 2-way, 3-way

So, when you say that you want to replace a 2-way wall switch, and replace it with a 3-way programmable timer - I think we're talking about the same type of wiring configuration - so yes, it should work.

The only thing you need to look at is that if this is a 2-way/3-way circuit, then chances are that there is another light switch that controls the same fixture, correct? Some programmable timers do not work with standard, 3-way toggle switches in the other location, you may want to investigate what is required at that spot. I would contact the manufacturer of the timer switch you're using for more information.

Lutron Claro... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011


As long as the power is running from the breaker panel to the switches rather than the fixtures then it should be pretty simple.

1. Run a new 2 conductor wire from the existing box to the new box at the top of the stair.

2. Install a switch at the top of the stairs.

3. Disconnect the hot wire that is running to the two existing switches and connect it to one of the two conductors running to the top of the stairs.

4. Connect the remaining conductor on the wire going to the top of the stairs to the two existing switches.

Note that if you want to be able to use the Dimmer function from the top of the stairs this will be much more complicated. You will need to put two new switches at the top of the stairs, run more wire, the new switches will need to be 3 way dimmers and the existing switches will almost certainly need to be replaced as well. The wiring will also be much more complicated.

Lutron Claro... | Answered on Jan 09, 2010


I take it you don't want to just remove the upstairs 3 way switch and wirenut the 3 wires together and put a blank cover plate over the box<?>.

Need to know more info. Does the upstairs box have 3 wires only? If no, then likely you will not be able to abandon the upstairs switch box as it will need to remain as an active junction box. If yes, then it becomes a rather lengthy procedure (textual). I'll sketch it out but need an answer the number of wires in upstairs box.


Comment below so I may assist further.

Lutron... | Answered on Apr 11, 2019


There are a lot of DIVA models and you did not post the model number. There are multple configurations and wiring methods.

Lutron... | Answered on Feb 09, 2019


You might look to see if the outlet is GFI protected. It is possible the GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) tripped and needs to be reset.
If so, push the red button (reset button) firmly until it stays down (pushed in). If it does not stay closed, replace it.

Also check your light bulb fed by "the switch that does not work", to make sure it did not burn out.
Your switch could be good, but the bulb bad.

If your light switch is not on a GFI circuit and both Lutron switches are fed by one breaker, get a volt-ohm meter, set it to the volts in a voltage range to read house hold voltage (around 121 volts), and check to see that both switches are receiving 121 volts. Usually you measure with the black probe touching a white (neutral) wire, while the black wire is usually the wire that is in series with the lamp. A black wire may come into the switch and leave as a black wire going to the bulb. If you do not have full voltage reaching your switch, you may have a wiring problem where a wire is no longer making good contact. If you are not sure about how to test with a volt meter, search on your tube for further explanations on how to test to see if a light switch is good.

Lutron... | Answered on Dec 31, 2018


Not sure if you can just splice the extra wires together. The ballast information is what matters converting to just on-off, not the finger switchswitch

Lutron... | Answered on Dec 01, 2018


Let's start at the beginning please. You have a source cable fed into an overhead outlet box or to a switch outlet box on the wall? This is critical because it tells me what kind of arrangement you actually have.

If the source is in the ceiling, then you are using switch loops and the wiring gets tricky because you have to "re-task" the Neutral (White) wire (Assuming you are here in the U.S.A.) that goes to the switch because it will become the feed to the wall switch.

However, is the feed is at the switch, then it is much simpler. Please let me know what you have in the form of wiring.

Also as an FYI, if you are using special switches, you may have to have equipment grounding conductor present at the switch. The electrical code no longer allows the use of a Neutral (White) conductor as a grounding conductor.

Lutron... | Answered on Nov 27, 2017


You could do that but it would not be up to the electrical code requirements. Take the old one out and remove the wire nuts and put the new one in. There should be a ground wire stuffed in the box somewhere. Unless the house is really old. You connect the ground wire to the bare ones in the box.

Lutron... | Answered on Nov 21, 2016


Led? Normal.

Lutron... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016


Hmmm a lot of rope lights are just mini xmass tree lights inside a plastic tube. If one of the bulbs burns out for that section the it takes the whole section out. Sounds like it's time for a new led rope light.

Lutron... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016


Often led s hesitate even with single pole switch. It's probably not the dimmer. Led s get powered from a transformer inside the fixture and it just takes a second for them to get going. I've found its not consistant. The same two recessed lights have different start up times.

Lutron... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016


The power supply for the led's may not be dimmable. Not sure if this dimmer is for led but I assume that's why you bought it.

Lutron... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016


it shouldn't get hot like that with only 660 watts. are you sure that is total wattage??? if so there is a problem somewhere in the circuit

Lutron... | Answered on Oct 09, 2015

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