Removing Dimmer Switch for Ceiling Fan/Light

ceburyMarch 20, 2011

Trying to get confirmation before I rip this out:

Can I replace my dimmer switch that feeds the OH light fixture on my ceiling fan with a simple on/off switch, then replace the incandescent with basic CFLs?

The dimmer is a standard non-illuminated slide switch, the fan speed is wired separately and nothing is 3-way.

We never use the dimming feature and the fan has 4x100 watt bulbs located on high ceiling. Therefore we are using too much kwH to light the living room and I want to replace with CFL.

This is stop-gap fix so in the future we will rip out the entire fan and replace fan and room lighting with newer technology.

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I don't see any problem with this.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2011 at 8:11PM
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Thanks DavidR it went smooth, only took 5 minutes. I came back to repost some self-deprecating humor.

I found some old photos from 8 years ago that showed the light-switch in question WAS a regular on/off when I moved in and I had taken it apart and snapped some photos.

*I* was the one who replaced it to a dimmer to begin with! Now years down the road I had forgotten, then came back here to ask "hmm, I wonder if it's OK to put a switch BACK in".

You know you're getting old when....

    Bookmark   October 19, 2011 at 1:47PM
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