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We have an LED ceiling light fixture on our 2nd floor. There is an on/off switch on the 2nd floor and an on-off switch on the 1st floor. I want to install a dimmer switch because the light is too bright. Do I need to install two dimmer switches (one on each floor) or can I install just one dimmer switch (set it at a dim setting) and leave the other switch as a standard on-off switch so when that switch is turned on the light is dim based on the dimmer switch setting?
 
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However, not all led light fittings can be dimmed
Check with the manufacturer of the light fitting, as to which dimmers are recommended.
 
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Yes one dimmer switch is correct. In fact, you can only put 1 dimmer on per switching way. (there are specific dimmers which allow more than 1 but they are the exception)
Certainly in the UK anyway, just noticed the flag!
 
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We have an LED ceiling light fixture on our 2nd floor. There is an on/off switch on the 2nd floor and an on-off switch on the 1st floor. I want to install a dimmer switch because the light is too bright. Do I need to install two dimmer switches (one on each floor) or can I install just one dimmer switch (set it at a dim setting) and leave the other switch as a standard on-off switch so when that switch is turned on the light is dim based on the dimmer switch setting?
Sorry my friend but that wouldn’t work with just 1 dimmer switch. Both switch’s would need to be dimmers switches.
 
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