Asked by: Bambi Urbaneja
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th January, 2020

Can you have two dimmer switches on same circuit?

You can only have one dimmer per group. You can put the dimmer at either location, but not both locations. There are "companion" dimmers available from some companies, that allow you to place additional dimmers in the circuit.

Click to see full answer.


Also asked, can you have 2 dimmer switches for 1 Light?

Dimmers come in two basic wiring configurations: standard single-pole dimmers and three-way dimmers. If only one switch controls the light, purchase a single-pole dimmer. If two switches control a single light or a group of lights, you will need a three-way dimmer.

Additionally, can you leave a dimmer switch on all night? 1 Answer. There shouldn't be any dangers if you use a dimmer that's designed for LED lights. There are different types of dimmers for different types of lights. In that case, it's bad to keep it on in a dimmed state for a long period of time since it generates a lot of waste heat.

Just so, can you put a dimmer switch on a 3 way switch?

When using a 3-way dimmer switch, you should only have one dimmer on the circuit. The other switches (you can have more than one) must be on-off switches only. In this setup, the light level is controlled from a single location, whichever light switch you replace with the dimmer switch.

Do they make a 4 way dimmer switch?

Anyway, in a 4-way circuit (or more-way), you can replace either 3-way on/off switch (which will either be the first or last switch) with a 3-way dimmer. If you can find a 4-way dimmer switch, you could replace any 4-way switch in a multi-way circuit with it. Otherwise, it's either got to be the first or last switch.

34 Related Question Answers Found

How much does it cost to install a dimmer switch?

What makes a light dimmable?

Do dimmer switches need to be grounded?


Can I use a 3 way dimmer in a single pole application?

How do I test a dimmer switch?

Why does my light switch have 3 wires?


How many LED recessed lights per circuit?

How do dimmer switches work?

What is a three way dimmer switch?