3 way dimmer switches


Old 01-15-13, 10:23 AM
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3 way dimmer switches

I'm hooking up 8 recessed cans to a 3 way switch and my wiring path is 14-2 feed wire , with 1 ---14/3 in between the one switch box to the other and then 14-2 going to my lights I 'd like to be able to dim the lights . Do I need 2 dimmable 3 ways or 1 dimmable and one non- dimmable 3 way . Thanks for all your help
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Old 01-15-13, 10:39 AM
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You only need one dimmer. If you want to dimmer from both locations you will need special dimmers.
Old 01-15-13, 01:01 PM
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I have a stair with conventional 3-way dimmers at the top and bottom. It works as designed, but for example if the switch at the top is set dim, and I am at the bottom and want full brightness, I'm out of luck until I get to the top switch. Flipping the bottom switch would just turn the lights off. We use both dimmers all the time and have gotten used to it, but it's still on my list to switch to smart dimmers one of these decades.
Old 01-15-13, 01:57 PM
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Yeah, the newer electronic dimmers, I believe by Lutron, will dim or brighten at each location regardless of the setting at the opposite switch.

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