Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 141
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sammy Good for grounded switch boxes
Good dimming toggle switch; however, you may have a grounding problem. The instruction sheet inside the packaging for this dimmer has the following statement in a section titled "Important Notes".
"When no " grounding means" exist in wallbox, the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) allows a control to be installed as a replacement if 1) a nonmetallic, noncombustible faceplate is used with nonmetallic attachment screws or 2) the circuit is protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)."
If you are replacing a switch with two wires (no ground), you will need to rewire the switch with a ground wire or modify your installation as specified above to be compliant with NEC. Many older homes only have two wires and do not have a third wire to ground light switches.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rusty No more ugly knobs
I love the way this dimmer works. Its a small toggle next to your switch. It works great. Keep in mind it doesn't turn the lights off completely but it dims them to a nice romantic setting. Installation was a snap just follow the well thought out instructions. Check out my video and see the dimming affect it creates.
June 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by partsdale works well, only one complaint
Functionally, 5 stars... very pleased. It's mounted in a 4 gang box, and this version of 'light almond' does NOT match the other light almond switches right next to it. It's not a big deal, but I wish it did, catches my attention every time.
June 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by APH Nice Dimmer Switch
Easy to install. Fits nicely in old/standard style switch plate.
March 15, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ccgrendel Overly complicated
I will never understand why Lutron doesn't offer an LED compatible dimmable toggle for single pole. The 3-way/ single pole design of switch just makes installation confusing and expensive if you have to hire an electrician.
We purchased LED can lights for our kitchen almost a year ago and this was the ONLY dimmable LED compatible toggle switch we could find at Home Depot. 3-way function was completely unneccessary but we were stuck with this switch. It took 3 attempts to get this switch wired where UP was ON. And please no snotty comments about installing it upside down. We can all see the UP arrow and install it right side up.
This switch had Home Depot associates stumped, two certified electricians stumped, and Lutron was very slow to respond via email and pretty much told me to buy a paddle switch instead of a toggle (which would mean buying 3 new paddles for the kitchen, dining room and garage, plus new wall plates but more money in Lutrons pocket, right? No one at Lutron ever explained how or why a paddle switch differed in function from a toggle switch. Now I'm on their junk mail list. Yipee!)
Finally found an answer on Home Depot website 6 months later. Wire hot to lower right, neutral to lower left. Electrician was certain it wouldn't work when wired like this but it solved the problem. Would never have had an issue if a dimmable single pole only option existed.
Now that it works properly I love it but took too much money, effort and time to get there.
January 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BroncScootDawg The only dimmer switch that works with my dimmable LED's.
After purchasing a more aesthetically pleasing dimmer switch and installing it myself, my wife and I were disappointed in the momentary (millisecond), sporadic flickering of the LED recessed lamps that the switch controlled. The brief, inconsistent flickering didn't seem to be affected by the operation of any other circuits in the house. I calibrated the minimum dim ability of the problem switch several times trying to make the flickering stop. None of that seemed to help. After thoroughly studying the accompanying literature for the LED lamps, I brought it along with me to the local Home Depot. This switch was the only switch I could find at the dimmer display that my installed dimmable LED lamps stated would work with. Remember - both the LED lamps and the first dimmer switch had printing on their packaging that stated they were compatible with each other just not specific model/part numbers. After purchasing and installing this switch I have been extremely satisfied with the results. I'm so happy with the way it works with my dimmable 4" recessed LED lamps, I copied the exact same setup in another room. I also plan to install the same thing in a 3rd room when I get to that point in construction. The switch is easy to install and easier that the first switch I bought to calibrate. It also accepts standard single gang switch cover plates. Now I'm happy and saving a little cash while these lights are operating to boot!
April 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zipperman Works great in my sitting area
The dimmer switch was veryeasy to install, and was a perfect fit
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KWMS Works perfectly with my 9 LED downlights
We wanted a traditional type toggle switch with dimmer. This fits the bill. We needed to use this in a three-switch set-up (three switches controlling the same bank of lights). This works fine in that way. I just left the 4-way switch intact and swapped this switch in for one of our existing three-way switches. No matter what switch we use to turn the lights on, the lights react to the dimmer point selected on this switch. Finally, in redoing our kitchen I installed NINE recessed can fixtures outfitted with LED downlights. Combined these nine lights draw about 100 watts. This switch works flawlessly with them. No buzzing. No flicker. I can dim to practically nothing or go to full throttle. Could not ask for more.
August 11, 2015