Can you swap a dimmer switch with a regular switch?

Disconnect the traveler and/or common wires from the dimmer switch. Loosen the screw that holds the grounding wire to the switch and remove the dimmer switch from the switch box. Next, using a pair of needle-nose pliers, wrap the bare ground wire around the green screw at the bottom of the new standard switch.

How do I rewire a dimmer switch to a regular switch?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: We want to make sure that the wires attached properly to the switch on each wires end make a clockwise turn which is the same direction as we will tighten the wires to the switch.

How do you bypass a dimmer switch?

To bypass a dimmer switch, you will need to remove the switch from the wall and reconnect the electrical wires in the original circuit configuration.

What does L1 L2 and C mean on a dimmer switch?

The wire(s) fitted in the “common” terminal of the old switch should be fitted into the “C” terminal of the dimmerswitch. The wires fitted into the other two terminals of the old switch should be fitted either way round into terminals “L1” and “L2” of the dimmerswitch.

Is a dimmer switch wired the same as a normal switch?

Replacing a standard single-pole or three-way switch with a dimmer switch is no different than replacing a standard switch. Remember: Dimmer switches don’t work on most fluorescent fixtures, and low-voltage lighting requires special low-voltage dimmers.

What is the red wire on a dimmer switch?

Red is the switched lead (or a traveler in a 3-way installation), and is attached to the switched hot going to the light. Red with white is a traveler, used for 3-way installations. In your situation, you’ll just cap this one off. Green is ground, and is attached to the grounding conductor.

Does it matter which wire goes where on a light switch?

It doesn’t matter as long as you do it the same on both switches. So, if you connect it to the upper right terminal on one switch, connect it to the upper right terminal on the other switch. Connect the second traveler wire to the terminal opposite the red wire terminal.

Can you use a 2 way switch for 1 way?

A two way switch can be used as a one way switch or a two way switch. They are often used as both. In fact many electrical retailers (including Socket Store) don’t sell one way switches as the price difference is insignificant and the two way will do the job for both.

Does a light switch need to be grounded?

Grounding light switches have become commonplace, used as a preventative safety measure. It is perfectly legal to wire a light switch without the inclusion of a ground. Dimmers will require a ground wire but traditional toggle-type switches will not. Omitting a ground wire on any switch is not recommended.

Where do the wires go on a dimmer switch?

Quote from the video:
Quote from Youtube video: Now the new dimmer switch has got you turn it over it's got four terminals is the 18 terminal l1 come on in the middle and l2 on the side as this is two-way what we connect it as a one-way.

What Colour is L1 and L2?

US AC power circuit wiring color codes

Function label Color, common
Line, single phase L black or red (2nd hot)
Line, 3-phase L1 black
Line, 3-phase L2 red
Line, 3-phase L3 blue

What is the difference between L1 and L2 on a light switch?

A two way switch (for switching a light from two different locations like in a hallway) has a common (C) a L1 and an L2 terminal. L1 is off when L2 is on and vice versa depending on the switch position. You can use a two way switch for one way switching. Just ignore the L2 terminal.

How do you know if its L1 or L2?

L1 (line 1) is a red wire and L2 (line 2) is a black wire. Together, they show the motor voltage. Having both an L1 and L2 indicate that the motor voltage may be 240 volts.

What Colour wire goes to common on a light switch?

In a light switch, the common wire is normally white. The common wire brings electricity from the bulb back to the source.

What wire goes to L1 and L2?

What wire goes to L1 and L2? The Yellow wire goes in the common terminal, Red in the L1 terminal and Blue goes in the L2 terminal. The Grey wire goes in the common terminal, Brown in the L1 terminal and Black goes in the L2 terminal.

Is L1 and L2 the same as 1 way and 2 way?

Wiring a One Way Switch

The other terminal is marked as L1 and is the output to the light fixture. When you’re wiring decorative light switches such as chrome or stainless steel etc, you’ll find that the switch will also have an L2 terminal which means it’s a two way switch.

What color wire is L1?

AC Power Circuit Wiring Color Code Standards

Function Label Common Color
Line, single phase L black or red (2nd hot)
Line, 3-phase L1 black
Line, 3-phase L2 red
Line, 3-phase L3 blue

Where does neutral go on a light switch?

The circuit’s neutral wire is in the junction box holding the light fixture. The two wires that come down to the switch from the hot leg powering the light itself. For smart switches that function without a neutral wire, a home hub is essential.

How do I know if my light switch has a neutral?

Remove the wall plate of the existing switch by either snapping it off or unscrewing it. Unscrew the existing switch from the electrical box and slowly pull it out just enough to reveal the wires connected to it. If you see a white wire, or a group of them, then you have neutral wiring.

Do all light switches have a neutral wire?

Standard rocker and toggle switches will not have a neutral wire connected. If you do find a white wire connected to a rocker or toggle switch, it is likely not a neutral wire. You can check out our support article on common switches to help identify which wire this will be.