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Postby Chappers980 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:55 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.......


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Postby sparx » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:47 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.
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