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Questions and Answers for Lutron Skylark LED+ Dimmer Switch for Dimmable LED and Incandescent Bulbs, 150W LED/Single-Pole or 3-Way, White (SCL-153PR-WH)

Internet #203811492

Model #SCL-153PR-WH

Store SKU #425107

  • Dimmer switch provides best dimming performance for LED bulbs
  • Easy to use slide control to adjust lights for any activity
  • Works in a 3-way switch or single pole application

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Q:Can I use this to control a night light and dimmable 10w led light in my bathroom exhaust fan?
by|Aug 25, 2020
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A:  The SCL-153P is rated for 150W of compatible LED lighting. Currently, there is no industry standard or regulation for the manufacturing of LEDs and the performance will vary with different dimming controls. With this information in mind, Lutron performs extensive testing on a variety of LEDs from many different manufacturers and posts our most up to date testing information on our LED compatibility tool. Lutron would suggest visiting www.lutron.com/ledfinder or www.lutron.com/ledtool to find compatible LEDs for a Lutron dimmer.

by|Aug 31, 2020

    A:  Hi Tom sure you cab if light in exhaust fan is on a separate switch now

    by|Aug 25, 2020

    A:  Yes. Not sure if the night light would be dimmable though...unless it's incandescent, in which case that will work. Some dimmers occasionally give some flickering if there is a mix of dimmable LEDs and incandescent bubs, but as an electrician I haven't seen that issue in a while. It might be because the tech was new back then or it might be because i've convinced my customers to go with LEDs so I'm no longer seeing issues with potentially incompatible bulbs on the same switched circuit. Overall, I'd say yes and I think you should go for it.

    by|Aug 25, 2020
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    Q:What would be the reduction in wattage for LED lights in a triple gang box? This would be installed in in the rightmost position in a 3 gang box, so only the left tabs would be removed. Would it affect the number of lights that can be controlled (I have 13 recessed lights)?
    by|Aug 31, 2019
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    A:  Hi N1HSLVWD there is not derating for LED bulbs and you can get ahold of Lutron if you have questions at 1.844.LUTRON1 (588.7661) (24/7)

    by|Sep 1, 2019

    A:  The answer to your wattage reduction question can not be provided because you have not given the wattage of the bulbs to be used. To answer this question, add up the total wattage of the incandescent bulbs used. ie., 3 bulbs x 60 watts = 180 watts. Now add up the total watts of all the LED bulbs you are using on the one circuit. ie., 3 LED bulbs x 13 watts equals 39 watts. The difference in this example is 141 watts. (180-39=141 watts). You must make sure the total LED bulbs wattage that all the LED bulbs added up are using does not exceed the total wattage handling capacity of the dimmer, information which is provided with each dimmer. The use of a triple gang box has nothing to do with wattage. Your 13 dimmable LED lights would be run in series so you would only have 3 wires (black/white/green) for this circuit coming into the right hand position of your 3 gang box.

    by|Sep 1, 2019

    A:  When derating the SCL-153P, there would not be a reduction in the LED wattage limit. The SCL-153P is still rated for 150W of compatible LED when derated.

    by|Sep 3, 2019
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      Q:Will this dimmer work with GE Relax 45-Watt EQ LED R20 Soft White Dimmable Light Bulbs?
      by|Mar 19, 2019
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      A:  Currently, there is no industry standard or regulation for the manufacturing of LEDs and the performance will vary with different dimming controls. With this information in mind, Lutron performs extensive testing on a variety of LEDs from many different manufacturers and posts our most up to date testing information on our LED compatibility tool. Lutron would suggest visiting www.lutron.com/ledfinder or www.lutron.com/ledtool to determine compatibility with your LEDs.

      by|Mar 22, 2019

        A:  Hi Rob, yes Lutron Skylark LED dimmer will work great

        by|Mar 21, 2019
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        A:  Yes.

        by|Sep 1, 2019
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        Q:Switch now installed only has 2 wires to connect. New One has 3 wires
        by|Feb 7, 2019
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        A:  It sounds like someone has foolishly cut or removed the green ground wire. Check the back of the box, sometimes people for unsafe reasons tuck them away unused. If you can’t find the green ground wire, then this is an electrical safety issue and should be fixed by a qualified person before installing this three wire switch. Make sure you turn off the main panel breaker before you start exploring around in a receptacle box.

        by|Apr 3, 2020

        A:  Hi wireman, now is for both single pole and for 3 way locations, if you want to know how to wire the extra red wire of used in 3way or caped for single pole as you now have

        by|Feb 7, 2019

        A:  readbthe directions with the switch .Green is ground and not really needed .This switch has 4 wires though so you can use it for a 3 way or a 2. Just cap off 3 way wire with included cap .

        by|Oct 30, 2019

        A:  Your current switch with 2 wires connected is consistent with a single pole application. In order to correctly wire up the SCL-153P-WH as a single pole, Lutron recommends following these directions: Connect the line (hot) wire to the black wire on the SCL-153P-WH, then connect your load (switch leg) wire to the solid red wire coming from the SCL-153P-WH. Finally cap off and do not use the red/white wire coming from the SCL-153P-WH, then connect the green wire from the SCL-153P-WH to ground if applicable. For additional assistance please visit www.lutron.com/wiringwizard for step-by-step instructions, videos, and wiring diagrams.

        by|Apr 3, 2020
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          A:  how old is the house, if it is old , the box is already grounded, if it is new the green wire is for the ground

          by|Feb 7, 2019
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          Q:Is there a minimum (not Maximum) wattage required to make these work with LED's? I know the DVELV-300P has a minimum and I can't use it because of the minimum wattage required for the ELV dimmer. Also does this also have a triac for lighting control?
          by|Dec 21, 2018
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          A:  I am not aware of any minimum required, only max 600 watts, if it is not working you probably have it wired incorrectly

          by|Feb 7, 2019

          A:  Hi Skip the reason you cant use the DVELV-300P is it is made for Halogen bulbs not LED, is no minimum wattage on the Skylark LED dimmer and am sure they are using a triac in this dimmer but have never opened it up to make sure, call Lutron engineers and ask them Lutron is the best dimming mfr out there and have used them for more than 30 years and been to factory quite a few times you cant go wrong with Lutrom

          by|Dec 21, 2018

          A:  The SCL-153P has a minimum load of 1 compatible LED bulb from Lutron's compatibility tools at www.lutron.com/led. Currently, there is no industry standard or regulation for the manufacturing of LEDs and the wattage of a LED is not a clear indication of compatibility. The SCL-153P is a triac based dimmer.

          by|Dec 23, 2018
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            Q:Will this support halogen and led bulbs at the same time OR do i need to replace all 5 halogen bulbs at the same time?
            by|Jun 19, 2018
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            A:  Hi dp, well you had me on that one, so tried it out. It worked but they dim at different rates and don't look the same "diff colors" don't think I would want to see this all the time but mine was in a bathroom over sink light, and don't know how you are using yours

            by|May 5, 2023
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            A:  I assume all the bulbs would still light up, but I'd be concerned that the brightness/whiteness would be inconsistent with two different kind of bulbs.

            by|May 5, 2023
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              A:  Any switch that will control dimmable LED facilities will work on any incancescent bulbss. If you wish to save dollars change all bulbs to LED.

              by|May 5, 2023
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              A:  Yes, this device can support mixed LED and halogen lighting. For more information on this device's load capacity when doing so, please see page 3 of the specification sheet: http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/369582.pdf

              by|May 5, 2023
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                Q:Can I control two lights with this? The dimmer for the living room and the switch for kitchen? If not can you suggest a single pole for two light sources, that looks like this?
                by|Feb 28, 2018
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                A:  No, this controls a single light.

                by|Apr 3, 2020
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                  A:  The SCL-153P is rated to control a single circuit of lighting only. It can control up to 150W of dimmable LED/CFL or 600W of incandescent/halogen lighting loads. This device could not control two different circuits individually. The MA-L3L3 or MA-L3S25 would be capable of controlling 2 different circuits however they are both only rated for incandescent/halogen lighting loads, not LED/CFL.

                  by|May 5, 2023

                    A:  Yes Al you can control as many as you want as long as you don't exceed the rating of the dimmer

                    by|Apr 3, 2020

                    A:  yes, it can control any many lights that are wired in that line

                    by|Apr 3, 2020

                    A:  Only multiple lights in the same run.

                    by|Apr 3, 2020
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                    Q:Can this dimmer support 8 40watt bulbs? Im confused by the 150watt limit.
                    by|Nov 2, 2016
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                    A:  This product has two different load ratings, 600 watts for incandescent and halogen lights or 150 watts for LED and CFL products.

                    by|Apr 3, 2020
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                      A:  No Thansinadvance it can not you would need a larger dimmer one that can handle 240 watts. Would have been really helpful if we knew the bulb type

                      by|Apr 3, 2020

                      A:  should use dimmer for up to 600 watts, 8 X 40 is 320 watts, you are exceeding the 150 watts. Check the wattage for over 150 watts.

                      by|Apr 3, 2020

                      A:  There are different limits for incandescent and LED. If you look at the bottom right corner of the border, it shows a 600W limit for incandescent vs a 150W limit for CFL/LED.

                      by|Apr 3, 2020
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                        A:  Mine wouldn't work well with 24 2W LED bulbs...pulsed on/off on the brightest setting.

                        by|May 5, 2023
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                          Q:In particular, if these CL dimmers are installed in parallel on the same circuit as incandescent dimmers like the 600P, will there be interference issues like flickering, audible buzzing, etc.
                          by|Oct 13, 2016
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                          A:  Have never used with CFL lamps as I dont like them (mercury,& higher energy) But have used them on the same circuit as incandescent and LED lamps and have had no problems at all. Dont use two dimmers on the same lamp and you should be fine. You can always call Llutron tech support at 1 800 523 9466 if you have problems but dont think you will

                          by|Oct 14, 2016

                          A:  2 Skylark dimmers cannot be used on the same circuit to control the same lighting loads. Lutron would suggest using the SCL-153P with a 3-way switch in the other location.

                          by|May 5, 2023

                            A:  Yes, interference is a possibility. You just have to try the circuit and see how it works.

                            by|Sep 1, 2019

                            A:  Yes there will be, especially for LED bulbs

                            by|May 5, 2023
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                            Q:Can this switch be used to control a ceiling fan?
                            by|Apr 5, 2016
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                            A:  You can control the light on the ceiling fan but not the fan motor

                            by|Apr 26, 2016
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                            A:  The SCL-153P is designed for lighting loads only. Instead, Lutron would suggest the SFSQ-F which is rated for a single 1.5A, 3-speeding ceiling paddle fan.

                            by|May 5, 2023

                              A:  No. The ceiling fan switch was literally right next to this one at my Home Depot. Buy that one.

                              by|May 4, 2023

                                A:  This product is for use with bulbs.

                                by|May 3, 2023

                                  A:  Get a fan speed control for fan motor this one is lights only like SFSQ-FH-WH or for one that controls fan on one slide and light on another use S2-LFSQH-WH

                                  by|Dec 30, 2018
                                  1 found this answer helpful

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