Multiple light switches - dimmable?

numbersjunkieJune 3, 2010

We are planning the lighting for our kitchen remodel, and plan to use LED cans and LED or Xenon undercabinet lights. I would like to put dimmers on both the ceiling lights and undercabinet lights. Right now, we have 2 switches to control the ceiling lights from different doorways entering the kitchen. Can you use a dimmer when there are multiple switches controlling the lights? DH says he doesn't think so.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
David

Yes you can, using dimmers for 3 (or more) way circuits.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 3:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
numbersjunkie

Thanks davidtay, I figured you would have an answer! Now I just have to ask DH to try to figure that chart out.

A few more questions. We have recessed cans that are 25 years old. Should we buy new ones? The Cree LED's fit in standard cans don't they? Or the Juno Wheat Haze trims I have heard so highly recommended-should we buy those? Its so confusing...

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 8:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
David

You can get multi-way dimmers @ either Lowes or Home Depot too.

I don't see why you need to replace the cans if they are working just fine, unless you're moving them/ replacing significant portions of the ceiling and are subject to laws such as title 24.

There's very little that can go wrong with a standard incandescent can.

Get the screw-in base LR6/ CR6 as they will easier to fit into the standard 5"/ 6" incandescent cans.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2010 at 12:42AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anyone using regular white bulbs in a clear glass fixture?
The light fixture my mom and I like best so far for...
Robyn Hoke
What light would look nice over the sink?
Hi, I'm stumped trying to find a pendant light to go...
sweetoo
Artwork lighting with recessed cans
I have 6" recessed can lights throughout my house....
sch9171
Let's brainstorm all about lighting and scene controls
Hi everyone, Let's face it, understanding lighting...
ontariomom
Sponsored Products
Justice Design Group LumenAria 3-light Crossbar Dark Bronze Semi-flush
Overstock.com
Isis Cut-Out Rose 11" Wide Matte White Pendant Light
$99.98 | Lamps Plus
Lopo Pendant by Modiss
$1,041.60 | Lumens
MaxLite ELLF270UM50 MaxLite StaxMAX LED Flood Lights
EnvironmentalLights.com
Belluno Silver-Gold Pendant
$499.94 | Bellacor
Quoizel Cooper COR901 Post Lantern - COR9010K
$239.99 | Hayneedle
WAC Lighting | Reflex LEDme 17W Ceiling Light
$198.00 | YLighting
Gastropub Ceiling Lamp
| Dot & Bo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™