Changing 2 way dimmer switch to 2 way ordinary light switch


Postby macstowe » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:02 pm

I would like to use low energy bulbs in my lounge but couldn't because dimmer switches were installed. When trying to replace 2 gang 2 way ordinary 2 switch, all wires are red and I can't get the 2 switches to work at the same time. I can either get all wall light fittings to work or single light will work but not from both the on/off switch at both door entrances.
Please help.
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Postby ban-all-sheds » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:36 pm

Did you mark the cables before you removed them, so that you know which ones went to which terminals on the old switches?

Do you have a multimeter?

Don't want to depress you, but if the answer to both of those is "no" then you'll probably need to call an electrician.... :?
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Postby ban-all-sheds » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:37 pm

PS - did you know you can now get dimmable CFLs?
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Postby macstowe » Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:45 pm

Yes I marked all the cables but the replacement switch was not the same as the dimmer switch hence my problem. The old witch was marked L1 L2 and C the replacemnet is marked 1 way 2 way 1 way 2 way and 2 x common.
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Postby ban-all-sheds » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:54 pm

1-way = L1
2-way = L2
Common = C
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Postby macstowe » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:45 pm

:lol: Thank you very much for your help - I thought I had purchased the wrong type of switch.
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