Dimmer Switch for Ceiling Fans with Pull Cords??


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Dimmer Switch for Ceiling Fans with Pull Cords??

Can a ceiling fan with a pull cord for changing fan speed and a cord for dimming the lights be controlled by (properly rated) dimmer switches? Or does have the pull cord dimmer mean it can only be controlled by on/off switches?

I'm trying to see if I can get fan speed and light brightness control at the light switch instead of using the pull strings.


 

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12-29-21, 12:46 PM
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If there are separate switches for fan and light then you can use a dimmer for the lights and a fan control for the fan or a combination dimmer/fan control switch or smart switch. The pull cords would be left in the full ON position(s).

If there is only one switch controlling power to the fan/light combo then you cannot use a dimmer or fan control switch. You might be able to find a remote control that has a receiver at the fan to control the lights and fan speed separately.
 
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If there are separate switches for fan and light then you can use a dimmer for the lights and a fan control for the fan or a combination dimmer/fan control switch or smart switch. The pull cords would be left in the full ON position(s).

If there is only one switch controlling power to the fan/light combo then you cannot use a dimmer or fan control switch. You might be able to find a remote control that has a receiver at the fan to control the lights and fan speed separately.
 
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great; I have two switches. I just wasn't sure if the dimmer switch and fan control switch were compatible with the pull strings.

thanks for the help.
 
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The fan pull switch should be high-med-low-off.
The light fan pull switch should just be on-off.

If you installed a dimmer or variable fan control..... the fan would be left in the high position and the light would be left on.
 
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