DIMMER SWITCH????
Ask questions and find answers to many subjects relating to electrics and electrical work

2 posts   •   Page 1 of 1
Chappers980
Labourer
Labourer
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:49 pm

DIMMER SWITCH????

by Chappers980 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:55 pm

Please I need some sanity...
Today I replaced a normal switch with a dimmer switch, and at the same time replaced a normal light fitting with a new one..(dinnig room light)

When I tried it, it all seemed to be working normal until I turned on the next light in the loop, (under stairs light). When I turned this on both lights went to half brightness. When I turned the dimmer up the dinning room lights up bright and the stairs go dark, and vice versa??

Has anyone got any ideas please.......

Thanks

Mark

sparx
Project Manager
Project Manager
Posts: 2166
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:33 pm
Location: The fifth continent.

by sparx » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:47 pm

Hi, you have made the usual mistake when changing the light over of mixing up the switch wire with the permanent lives, never easy to sort out,but 'Projects' wiring a light may help.
regards SPARX

2 posts   •   Page 1 of 1
It is currently Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:14 pm