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What do you know as "regular " bulbs
are they low energy or incandescent

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SOURCE: leviton slide dimmer switch w/locator light light comes on but doesnt dim

What sort of light is it , dimmer switches normally only work on Incandescent type lights not flourescent type.

Otherwise it sounds as if the dimmer function is faulty.

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: newly installed Leviton dimmer switch humming at the switch

You'll need to install an electronic dimmer, like a Maestro. Otherwise, you'll have to live with the hum.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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the light on the switch does not men it is wired correctly, it only means that you have supplied power at that point. Without knowing more its hard to say, but I'll assume this is a single switch operating a single unit. That being the case, and depending on your fixture, occassionally wires must be grouped together on the switch side. Also quite often these switches are simply defective, and must be returned. If you think you have it correct then its probably a bad switch.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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sounds like a loose connection to me, check to make sure all connections are tight. sometimes the bulbs themselves don't make a good connection in there socket.

u will have to take the switches out of the wall box and make sure the wires are tight, whether they are on screws or wires connected to wires. if it is wires to wires u may have to take that apart to make sure u don't have a bad connection there.

if it is none of that, then it is time to replace the switches

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: why do dimmer switches make my lights change in

this is a tricky one.. when i inquired to the maufacturer they came up with several reasons.. dimmers are electronic and any electronic noise on the line can cause it to freak out...when it is on full the dimmer is not engaged. When the dimmer is dimmed the electronics kick in and are subject noise. Ahh what is noise? noise is caused by motors, or transformers (like phone chargers) or god knows what. you can try to move the circuit breaker from one leg (phase) in the panel to the other. that might doit.. or the noise could be coming from your outside your home or if you are in an apartment.... anywhere..... you can try fo put in an old resistor type dimmer if you can find one... then when it all starts to work... your wife will say... whats the humming noise!... and thats another story.. use candles

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If you have incandescent bulbs, the dimmer should work.
If the dimmer has different color wires, try reversing the wires.
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http://www.google.com/products/catalog
Link shows the Leviton 6673 incandescent and florescent dimmer

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http://www.amazon.com/DIMMABLE-COMPACT-FLUORESCENT-LIGHT-SPIRAL/dp/B0014B84ZM

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1) Is this a rotary style dimmer?
2) Is it a toggle or slider type?
3) Is this on a 3-way circuit (that has 2 or more switches that can turn the lights on or off)
4) Is this on a single switch circuit?
5) Is this a brand new dimmer switch?
6) Is this an old dimmer switch?
7) Are the light bulbs in the spots regular incandesant or halogen bulbs?
8) Are the light bulbs in the spots CFL (compact flouresent lamps)?

With this information, I can tell you what the problem is:

If you answer "YES" to #1, and or #6 then the dimmer is faulty and should be replaced.

If you answer "YES" to #8, then you have the wrong dimmer for the bulb type, as CFL's require a specific dimmer type in order to dim them.

Please provide some more info and maybe we can help you figure out what's wrong.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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You have to look at the dimmer package (sometimes printed on the back of the dimmer itself too) to see if it can be used with CFL bulbs,as many are not rated for use with anything other than standard incandesant bulbs.


Hope you found this very helpful and best regards!

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What sort of light is it , dimmer switches normally only work on Incandescent type lights not flourescent type.

Otherwise it sounds as if the dimmer function is faulty.

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