Ceiling fan light only dimmer


(rich) #1

I am looking to use a switch with a dimmer so that when the light is on, I can turn the fan on with the string. We really never us the fan but I want the option of turning it on the old fashioned way :slight_smile: but want to be able to control the light via ST


(Glen King) #2

If the fan and light are on the same wall switch but have separate pull chains, by far the most practical solution is a smart bulb.


(Don) #3

What @Glen_King said. I’m no expert but you can’t dim the power provided to the fan from the switch.


(Don) #4

This person asked the same question.

Your other option is possibly putting the all in one referenced in his thread.


(rich) #5

i have those small bulbs (A15) I believe so smart bulbs are not an option


#6

Depends on the fixture. The base of the A19 will screw into the same receptical as an A15. However depending on the fixture it may not look good. It’s a personal choice. I have A19 bulbs in all my cealing fans.


(rich) #7

yea, but the fixture uses 3 bulbs …i guess I can group the bulbs together


(Jason) #8

I did 2 switches, 1 for the fan 1 for the light.


(rich) #9

did not want to add any switches, but it may be the easiest option


(Jason) #10

took 5 min to install each one.


(Don) #11

If there’s room, and depending on your wiring, and comfort level.

People have (myself included) put a GE fan switch under the fan shroud. Was TIGHT but I got it in. If I did it all over I would probably wait and see if the all in one deal (link pointed to) works well and becomes readily available.
Some people have the fan switch in the wall and a micro dimmer under the fan shroud to control the lights.

Just a friendly FYI

Not very friendly options, since in either situation one switch is hidden. Have to use another means to actuate it. Depends on personal taste and such.