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Old 05-08-22, 06:34 PM
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So I've got 2 single-bulb shop lights on a 3way circuit along with another fluorescent fixture. I recently pulled the ballasts out of the shop light fixtures since one of them died and bypassed them so I could just install LED Bypass Bulbs in their place. Unfortunately, I had a really difficult time finding the bulbs I needed in the color temperature that I wanted that are also not blinding. They're dimmable, but the other fixture is not... so I wanted to attach something like a potentiometer, but not a potentiometer, to the romex just before it gets to the bypassed fixtures. What can I do this with?
It's gotta stay a 3 way switch
I don't think they make the other fluorescent bulb in LED and I don't want to spend the money on one if they do.
Besides that, I really only want these two lights to be dimmable.
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Old 05-08-22, 07:04 PM
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How are the lights wired? Are they daisy chained going from one fixture to the next? Is the one fluorescent light on the end of the chain, the middle, or the beginning?
 
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Old 05-09-22, 04:25 AM
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How are the lights wired? Are they daisy chained going from one fixture to the n

Itís an enclosed stairwell; a switch in the hallway at the bottom, and one at the top on the back side of the opposite wall. At the top is a flush mount fluorescent ceiling light. In the middle of the stairs, set into the wall on the back side of the downstairs switch, there are two single fluorescent units. Those are hardwired and I just bypassed the ballast three months ago or something. Iím assuming theyíre daisy-chained, but I donít think anybody really knows for sure. The light at the top of the stairs is the fluorescent. The two in the stairway are bypass bulbs - linear leds. The fixtures are right next to each other to act as one light source. The switch at the top of the stairs is also across from them and on the opposite side of that wall. If that helps. Lemme know if itís confusing.
 
 

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